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.

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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 served

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the Tax Shelter Tracer?

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

  2. What is Tax Shelter?

    The tax shelter for startups is a new incentive to encourage entrepreneurship. By investing in eligible startups, get back 30% or 45% of your investment through tax reduction.

    For more information, see our dedicated ebook on the subject.

  3. How does the Tax Shelter timing work?

    If you subscribe today to the Tax Shelter Tracer, you will benefit from this fiscal advantage (and get back 45% of your investment through tax reduction) on your 2018 fiscal year because the purpose of this Tracer is to invest in ten start-ups that are Tax Shelter eligible during the year 2018.

    So when filling in your tax report in 2019 (based on your 2018 revenues), you will be able to enjoy tax reduction thanks to your Tracer.

    Please note that the decisive moment is not the moment you subscribe to the Tracer nor the moment when the money is withdrawn from your account but it is the moment when the money has been invested in the start-up, when the notary finalises the capital increase. In any case, Spreds ensures that the 10 key dates (10 notary closings) take place during the 2018 fiscal year.

  4. What’s the difference between the Tax Shelter Tracer and the other Tracers?

    Each Tracer has its own set of characteristics.

    This Tracer enables investors to create of a portfolio of investments in 10 Tax Shelter eligible startups eligible meeting certain criteria.

    To be eligible for Tax Shelter, a startup must have been established in the last 4 years (48 months). The companies present in the Tax Shelter Tracer will therefore probably only be companies in the “startup phase”. On the one hand, the risk of bankruptcy is therefore greater, but on the other hand, there also is a possibility of strong growth in the event of a positive market return.

    The startups selected for the Tax Shelter Tracer will all have to meet a set of specific characteristics in order to ensure that they meet the criteria of the Tracer.

  5. How will the startups included in the Tax Shelter Tracer be selected?

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

    Location:

    • Each startup must be established in Belgium and officially recognised as an S.A. (N.V.) or S.P.R.L. (B.V.B.A).
    • Each startup will have to be Tax Shelter eligible (i.e. allowing you to receive 45% of your investment in tax reduction)

    Valuation

    • If turnover < €100,000 (cumulated) --> a maximum valuation of €1,000,000 is needed.
    • If turnover > €100,000 (cumulated) --> a maximum valuation of 10x the turnover is needed.

    Co-founders:

    • Each startup 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 startup will need to receive confirmation from at least one independent investor for an investment of €50,000.
    • At least one administrator must also be a shareholder (excluding the co-founders). This administrator can be an independent co-investor or a representative of the Tax Shelter Tracer members and will offer to follow-up on the participation.

    Representations and Warranties:
    Each startup will have to sign legal documents regarding the company’s sanity. Based on this statement, the start-up will or will not be integrated to the Tax Shelter Tracer. Moreover, each company will be under close watch during the entire selection process.

    Internal committee:
    There are two important committees in the file selection process within Spreds:

    • Committee # 1: New Issuer Acceptance Committee: the purpose of this committee is to ensure that the startups meet the various criteria needed to join the Tax Shelter Tracer.
    • Committee # 2: Quality Assessment Committee: the purpose of this committee is to ensure, before any investment, that the criteria of the Tax Shelter Tracer are actually fulfilled by analyzing the terms of investment.
  6. How can I reduce my taxes?

    By investing via Spreds in crowdfunding campaigns eligible for Tax Shelter, you can benefit from a tax reduction of up to €45,000 each year!

    For more information, see our dedicated ebook on the subject.

More questions? Visit our complete FAQ.

Need help?

Don’t hesitate and call us at +32 23 18 47 12 or send us an email info@spreds.com.