The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) are two government initiatives which encourage innovation. The schemes grant private investors a significant tax break when investing in early stage, ‘high-risk’ companies.
SEIS allows an individual to invest up to £100k per tax year and receive a 50% tax break in return along with additional tax benefits. EIS allows an individual to invest up to £1 million per tax year and receive a 30% tax break plus additional tax benefits. For both schemes, there is no inheritance tax to pay on shares held for two years.
We helped businesses in dealing with SEIS/EIS Advance Assurance and SEIS/EIS
We’ve helped clients grow their business by utilising SEIS and EIS in the UK. There are some trades excluded from the schemes (e.g. accounting and property development). We can take you through the number of tests which must be satisfied to be SEIS and EIS eligible. Then we can support your application and implementation of the investments.
The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) are UK government schemes designed to help smaller higher-risk trading companies raise finance, by offering a range of tax relief to investors who purchase new shares in those companies. Where a business is listed as ‘EIS’ or ‘SEIS’ on Crowdcube, this tax relief will be available to qualifying investors.
The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) offers great tax efficient benefits to investors in return for investment in small and early stage startup businesses in the UK.
SEIS was designed to boost economic growth in the UK by promoting new enterprise and entrepreneurship.
The scheme was introduced in the Chancellor George Osborne’s 2011 Autumn Statement which heralded a big shake up of tax incentives for investors, with the EIS and Venture Capital Trusts also being revamped.