Investors still have access to powerful tax incentives, including the popular Section 13sex of the Income Tax Act No 58 of 1962.
Section 13sex enables any taxpayer who owns five or more new, residential rental units to claim up to 55% of the purchase price back from SARS via a 5% per annum depreciation allowance. The incentive kicks in as soon as the investor takes ownership of their fifth brand-new unit and can be carefully leveraged to get a portfolio cash-flow positive without paying SARS a cent.
Early investors who buy 5 units can benefit from not only these huge tax savings but also a saving of R1million off the total purchase price and guaranteed rentals for the first year. *T&C’s Apply