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Mayotte

Capital
Official languages
Population 
Currency

ISO 4217

Mamoudzou

French

272,765

Euro

EUR

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"Mayotte is an island located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa. It is part of the Comoros archipelago and is a French overseas department. The economy of Mayotte is largely based on agriculture, fishing, and tourism.

Agriculture is the main source of income for the island, accounting for about 40% of the GDP. The main crops grown are yams, cassava, maize, and sweet potatoes. Fishing is also an important industry, with the main catches being tuna, mackerel, and sardines. Tourism is also a major contributor to the economy, with over 200,000 visitors in 2019.

The unemployment rate in Mayotte is estimated to be around 20%, which is higher than the French average of 8.9%. The poverty rate is also high, with an estimated 40% of the population living below the poverty line.

The GDP of Mayotte in 2019 was estimated to be €1.7 billion, with a GDP per capita of €7,845. The GDP growth rate was estimated to be 2.2%, which is lower than the French average of 1.7%.

Overall, the economy of Mayotte is largely dependent on agriculture, fishing, and tourism. The unemployment and poverty rates are high, but the GDP growth rate is slightly higher than the French average."

Taxation

Mayotte is a French overseas territory located in the Indian Ocean, and as such, its tax system is part of the French tax system. Here is an overview of the tax system in Mayotte:


Corporate taxation:

- The corporate income tax rate in France is 33.33%, and this applies to Mayotte as well.

- Resident corporations are taxed on their worldwide income, while non-resident corporations are taxed on income sourced from Mayotte.

- Capital gains are taxed at the same rate as corporate income.

- There is also a value-added tax (VAT) in Mayotte, which is currently set at 8.5%.


Personal taxation:

- The personal income tax system in France is progressive, and the same system applies in Mayotte.

- The tax rates range from 0% to 45%, with different tax brackets based on income levels.

- Residents of Mayotte are taxed on their worldwide income, while non-residents are only taxed on income sourced from Mayotte.


Tax payment process and calendar:

- The tax year in Mayotte runs from January 1st to December 31st of the same year.

- Taxpayers are required to file their tax returns and pay any taxes owed by May 31st of the year following the tax year.

- Corporate income tax payments are made on a quarterly basis, with the first three quarters due on the 15th day of the month following the end of the quarter and the final quarter due by May 15th of the following year.

- Personal income tax payments are made through the employer withholding system, with payments made on a monthly basis.

- Late tax payments are subject to penalties and interest charges.


It's important to note that Mayotte is an overseas territory of France, and as such, its tax system is closely tied to that of France. The French government is responsible for setting tax policies and collecting taxes in Mayotte.

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