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Secure, regulated tax incentives
for early stage investors

Discover investments in innovation to help you plan, build and manage your wealth

From 1 July 2016, the Australian government is making it more attractive for investors to invest in early stage investors companies.

The tax benefits include a 20 per cent tax offset on new equity investments, capped at $200,000 per sophisticated investor, per year, and a 10-year capital gains tax exemption for profits realised on such investments held for at least 12 months.

Your investment decisions for early-stage investor companies will depend on a company being qualified as an ESIC, which then makes you eligible for the new innovation tax incentives.

At ESIC ® Hub, we provide a tool for early-stage investor companies to assess themselves as being ESIC ready. This tool is called the ESIC Predictor. As an investor, we have developed a tool to help you estimate the potential tax savings if early-stage investment interests you.  This tool is called the ESIC Tax Saving Estimator.

We specialise in issuing investors with ESIC qualifying tax-advice certificates, a vital step to securing your tax savings. The onus is on investors to validate their investment is ESIC qualifying at the time of their investment. ESIC Hub has the solutions, experience and depth of knowledge to help you secure your ESIC tax saving entitlements.

The ESIC Investor Questionnaire and ESIC Tax Saving Estimator

To obtain access to, and more information on, early stage investment opportunities please complete and submit the ESIC Investor Questionnaire. For the ESIC Tax Savings Estimator select whether you are a Sophisticated investor or not then slide to your level of investment to estimate your Tax Rebate.

    Click Here for the definition of a Sophisticated Investor under the Corporations Act 2001.
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  • Above $1m you can continue to invest in ESICs but your estimated tax offset is capped at $200,000 pa.

    If you are a non-sophisticated investor and you invest more than $50,000, you will receive $0 tax saving.

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