SEIS & EIS

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EIS and SEIS tax reliefs can significantly increase your chances of getting investment

What are SEIS and EIS

SEIS and EIS are government approved schemes to encourage investment into early stage, unlisted companies. They lower an investor’s risk of investing in young companies by offering them tax relief.

IS YOUR COMPANY ELIGIBLE FOR SEIS?

  • <2 Years Trading
  • <£200k Gross Assets
  • <25 Full-time Employees
  • £150k Investment Limit
  • 3 Years to use the investment

What are the benefits of SEIS?

  • £100,000 max investment per individual, can be carried back to the previous year.
  • No Capital Gains Tax on disposal if shares held for 3 years.
  • Income tax reduction of up to 50% of SEIS investment.

Is your company eligible for EIS?

  • <£15m Gross Assets (Pre)*
  • <£16m Gross Assets (Post)*
  • <250 Full-time Equivalent Employees
  • £5m Tax Year Investment Limit
  • £12m Lifetime Investment Limit
  • 2 Years to use the investment

*Pre- and Post- investment. Higher thresholds for knowledge-intensive companies

What are the benefits of EIS?

  • £1m max investment per individual, can be carried back to the previous year*.
  • Income tax reduction of up to 30% of EIS investment.
  • No Capital Gains Tax on disposal if shares held for 3 years.
  • *£2m for knowledge-intensive companies

How can we help you?

We’d love to help you make your business more attractive for investors by obtaining SEIS and EIS status.

How does it work?

Step 1.

Request a Call. Fill in the form and a team member will get in touch to learn more about your business and what it needs.

Step 2.

We will advise on eligibility and pitfalls to avoid disqualifying your business after the raise.

Step 3.

We will help you obtain Advance Assurance clearance from HMRC (including answering their queries) which you can then show investors to encourage investment.

Step 4.

We will then prepare (S)EIS1 and (S)EIS3 forms to issue the certificates to investors (for them to obtain tax relief).