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Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

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Significant benefits for investment into a qualifying Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme business include:

1) Cash Back – The ability to reclaim up to 50% of the amount invested for shares, through relief against income tax. This means the real cost of investing in a start-up business is only 50% of what you agree to invest (up to an annual investment limit of £100,000);

2) Tax Free – Exemption from capital gains tax on a subsequent sale of the shares you originally invested in.

In order to qualify, both the company and the investor must satisfy certain conditions. Of particular note:

  • the company’s gross assets must not exceed £200,000 immediately prior to the share issue;
  • the company must be no more than 2-years-old;
  • the investor must hold the shares for a period of 3 years;
  • the investor must not hold more than 30 percent of the company’s issued share capital;
  • individual annual maximum investment limit of £100,000 (can be spread across more than one Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme qualifying company); and
  • maximum allowable investment in any company under Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme is £150,000.

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