In the framework of the economic policy for the years 2011-2012 (hereinafter: the “legislative measures“), some fundamental amendments have been made in Chapter 7 (the Temporary Order), that provide significant tax benefits. These measures are designed to encourage young Israeli high-tech companies who exercise their activity in the field of research and development. Inter alia, the amendments are targeted to:
As a result of the said tax remissions, the capital investments to be increased by 18-24% and the Israeli companies retain the acquired now-how.
One of the conditions for the company to obtain status of “beneficiary” or “priority project” is its not-involvement in trading on the exchange market and acquirement of at least 80% of the shares.
It should be noted that as for now, the Temporary order might be applied only within the period from 2011 to the end of 2015. Nevertheless, it is a positive and important step aimed at attracting investments in the start-up activity of Israeli high-tech companies.
On the additional tax benefits for high-tech companies – see our comments to the law “On the stimulation of investments in 2011”.
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