Incentives for High Technology Companies
A high technology company is a company engaged in promoted activities or in the production of promoted products in areas of new and emerging technologies (See Appendix II: List of Promoted Activities and Products – High Technology Companies). A high technology company qualifies for:
i) Pioneer Status with income tax exemption of 100% of the statutory income for a period of five years. Unabsorbed capital allowances incurred during the pioneer period can be carried forward and deducted from the post pioneer income of the company.
Accumulated losses incurred during the pioneer period can be carried forward and deducted from the post pioneer income of the company for a period of seven consecutive year.
ii) Investment Tax Allowance of 60% on the qualifying capital expenditure incurred within five years from the date the first qualifying capital expenditure is incurred. The allowance can be utilised to offset against 100% of the statutory income for each year of assessment. Any unutilied allowances can be carried forward to subsequent years until fully utilised.
Applications should be submitted to MIDA