Tax Shelter Tracer

Lower your taxes for 2018.

What is the Tax Shelter Tracer?

By subscribing to this Tracer today, you automatically book your place in the next 10 Tax Shelter eligible investments and lower your 2018 taxes.

Access to Tax Shelter start-ups

Get priority access to invest in the next 10 Tax Shelter eligible start-ups.

Hassle-free taxes

Receive all the necessary documentation for your tax declaration.

45% tax reduction

Get up to 45% of your investment back as a tax reduction.

Who can subscribe and how does it work?

Strictly reserved for Belgian tax payers

This Tracer selects businesses that are eligible for the Belgian Tax Shelter for start-ups. As an investor making use of this Tracer, you must fit the criteria to make use of the Tax Shelter.

First come = First serve

We can only allow a limited amount of subscribers in this Tracer. To give everyone an equal chance, the first people who subscribe to this Tracer will have priority access to the deals.

Minimum projected investment of €10,000

If you decide to invest in the investment opportunities you accessed via Tracer, you will be able to invest from €10,000 and up to €100,000 in 10 eligible businesses and receive a tax reduction of 45% of your investment.

More about Tracers

A convenient way to invest

By subscribing to a Tracer, you get the opportunity to book your seat in the next 10 investments matching the criteria of that Tracer. The investment flow in the selected start-ups will be made easier for you.

Privileged access

Through Tracers, we offer you priority access to investment opportunities.

Full control

You maintain full control over your investments thanks to an opt-out option and 24/7 access to your online portfolio.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Tax Shelter?

    The Tax Shelter for start-ups is a new incentive to encourage entrepreneurship. By investing in eligible start-ups, get back 45% of your investment through tax reduction.

  2. How much does this service cost?

    A limited and non-refundable set-up fee is requested for subscribing to the Tax Shelter Tracer. This fee covers the service and the privileged access to exclusive Tax Shelter investment opportunities. For each investment in a start-up, our usual investment fees will be applied to cover the management of your investment.

  3. How does Spreds select the investment opportunities?

    The companies within Tax Shelter Tracer must fulfill the following conditions:

    • Location: each start-up must be established in Belgium and officially recognised as an SA/NV or SPRL/BVBA.
    • Tax Shelter: each start-up will have to be Tax Shelter eligible (i.e. allowing you to receive 45% of your investment in tax reduction).
    • Valuation: in order to be eligible for an investment, the valuation of the start-up may not exceed certain thresholds. Either, if the combined turnover of the company do not exceed €100,000, the maximum valuation will be €1,000,000. Should the combined turnover of the company exceed this threshold then the maximum valuation will be equal to ten times that turnover.
    • Co-founders: each start-up must be lead by at least 2 co-founders. Together, they will already have invested a minimum of €25,000 in cash (in addition to the time and effort given to the growth of the company) – insuring that the entrepreneurs also take a financial risk in their project.
    • Shareholders and governance: in order to join the Tax Shelter Tracer, each start-up will need to receive confirmation from at least one independent investor for an investment of €50,000. At least one director must also be a shareholder (excluding the co-founders). This director can be an independent co-investor or a representative of the Tax Shelter Tracer members.
    • Representations and Warranties: each start-up will have to sign legal documents regarding the company’s sanity.

  4. What return on investment can I expect?

    Investing in start-ups is risky. Indeed statistics typically shows that 30 to 40% of start-ups fail, 40 to 50% survive but don’t bring much return on investment, while the rest (10 to 20%) succeed with a financial gain, meaning there is a return on investment, as the company gets acquired or goes public on the stock market. That’s why it is crucial to diversify in order to mitigate the risk. In this case only, the wins of the 10-20% of start-ups that succeed may counterbalance losses and provide you with a decent return on your portfolio.

    When investing in start-ups you should always take into account that most of them won’t succeed. This is a reality. By investing in a portfolio of start-ups you diversify your risk and increase your chances of investing in a successful one.

    This is why it is highly recommended to diversify your investments.

  5. Can I opt-out from an investment?

    Once you are notified that your Tracer has identified a new investment opportunity and after receiving the necessary documentation from us, you will have a total of 14 working days to inform yourself and decide if you invest or opt-out from the investment.

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