Section 12J venture capital company (VCC) structures can be commercialised to enhance returns from renewable energy projects for properties and for hospitality businesses, says Jaltech co-founder Gaurav Nair. It would be a mistake for South African taxpayers who are making investments in SA not to consider structuring their investments through a section 12J VCC, as they are incentivised with rebates of up to 45% for individuals, funds and trusts and 28% for companies, says Nair. Section 12J of the Income Tax Act is a piece of legislation that was created to promote investment in certain industries. Jaltech is the only structuring specialist in the section 12J VCC space in SA, according to Nair. The group uses the section to structure businesses so that investors can enjoy tax benefits. The law does not allow a section 12J deduction for investments in financial services, property development other than in the hospitality industry, the sin industries of tobacco, alcohol and gambling, ...

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