Enterprise Investment Scheme

Helping new businesses raise finance

Tax relief is available under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed EIS to investors in high-risk start-up trading companies. This can provide investors with, amongst other things, Income Tax relief of up to 50% of their investment.

There are difficult qualifying conditions that mean not all trades will be accepted, and where a business does qualify they need to satisfy those conditions for a period of three years after the investment.

 HMRC will give advance assurance to companies that request it, about whether they do satisfy the requirements for EIS and/or SEIS. This gives investors’ confidence before they invest that these reliefs are available.

Essendon Tax can review your requirements to see if you qualify for the Enterprise Investment Scheme and can get those vital HMRC reassurances to reassure your investors.