We understand that investment is the lifeblood of start-ups and growing companies seeking to achieve sustainable growth. External investors are often reluctant to invest in a business unless they understand the consequences of doing so, including the taxation impact of the investment.
Both the Enterprise Investment Scheme (“EIS”) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (“SEIS”) are tax-efficient government-backed schemes which allow qualifying businesses to fundraise from investors who are tax-resident in the UK.
We encourage all entrepreneurs to seek advance assurance from HMRC prior to raising funds to see if they are eligible for EIS or SEIS. Having advance assurance can make businesses a far more attractive opportunity for UK investors.
Both schemes do have a number of technical requirements and ensuring available tax relief can be tricky to get right as there are many pitfalls for the unwary. It is therefore important that professional advice is sought to ensure that the investment scheme is right for your business and also that the appropriate company framework is in place to ensure compatibility with the scheme.
CLICK HERE for our downloadable guide setting out some of the significant tax benefits associated with the schemes, as well as some of the most common pitfalls.
How Aquitas can help you.
Aquitas Law work alongside specialist accountants and our team can provide access to comprehensive advice to assist companies with EIS/SEIS issues and Advance Assurance applications.
Our specialist Corporate & Commercial Law team can review your investment strategy and assist you to structure your business to make you more attractive to investors.
Call us on 020 7099 4444 or email us @ email@example.com for a free consultation