New tax incentives for startup investors approved

Avi Hasson

Knesset Finance Committee accepts a revision to the Angel Law that will encourage investment in Israeli startups.

The Knesset Finance Committee approved an amendment to the Angel Law on Tuesday, granting significant tax benefits to startup investors. Under the revised legislation, a new course will be added to the angel investor law which incentivizes investment in young startups to assure the angels of these benefits at the time of the investment.

The changes further determined that startups from Israels periphery will be legally recognized as startups for five years, unlike those from the countrys center, which receive the designation for four years.

The revision was intended to maintain Israels comparative advantage in knowledge-intensive industries. The Office of the Chief Scientist within the Ministry of Economy and Industry claimed the tax incentives for startup investors will allow these companies to carve out a space in the market.

We are talking about expanding the toolset that the Chief Scientist can offer companies, said Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy and Industry Avi Hasson on Tuesday.

Ministry of Finance Budget Director Amir Levi said, The amendment to the Angel Law is one of many steps we are promoting to increase the growth of the market and encourage investments.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - - on December 31, 2015

Copyright of Globes Publisher Itonut (1983) Ltd. 2015

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