ANNOUNCEMENT 03 Oct 2014
The government of South Africa approved a tax incentive for Bakhresa SA (Pty) Ltd as part of the Tax Allowance Program.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Department of Trade and Industry. Section 12I Tax Allowance Incentive (12I TAI). Available at: http://www.dti.gov.za/financial_assistance/docs/12I_TAI_Information.pdf
Government Gazette. The Republic of South Africa. Volume 592 No. 38032 of 3 October 2014. Department of Trade and Industry. Notice 757 of 2014. Available at: https://archive.opengazettes.org.za/archive/ZA/2014/government-gazette-ZA-vol-592-no-38032-dated-2014-10-03.pdf
On 3 October 2014, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of South Africa adopted Notice 757 announcing the approval of an application made by Bakhresa SA (Pty) Ltd for the 12I Tax Allowance Programme. As a result, the investment allowance granted to the local flour manufacturer which is deductible from taxable income is ZAR 128 million (circa USD 11.3 million), and the training allowance is ZAR 2.5 million (USD 220,000).
The DTI has stated that from the company's total investments estimated at ZAR 504.2 million (USD 44.4 million), the manufacturing qualifying assets accounted for ZAR 365.9 million (USD 32.2 million). Due to the specific characteristics of the project, the DTI classified this investment as a Brownfield project.
The purpose of the investment is to manufacture white and brown bread flour, cake flour, biscuit flour and various other types of flour.
Section 12I Tax Allowance Incentive
The 12I Tax Incentive seeks to promote Greenfield and Brownfield investments with the objective to boost the productivity of the South African manufacturing sector and increase the productivity of the human capital.
The minimum investment required in qualifying assets is ZAR 50 million for a greenfield project (projects that use only new and unused manufacturing assets) and an additional investment of ZAR 30 million for a brownfield project (expansions or upgrades of existing industrial complexes).
The total investment allowance range between 35% and 55% (or ZAR 350 million and ZAR 900 million) depending on the type of the investment, the status classification, and the localization.