Overview

If your start up is fundraising one of your key objectives must be to make yourself more investible. The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) will help you do just that.

What is SEIS?

SEIS is a scheme designed to give the economy a boost and help attract investors. The scheme entitles start-ups to receive considerable funding but there’s a lifetime cap of £150,000.

We’ve helped many start-ups gain SEIS assurance and clearance and can help businesses like yours understand SEIS company requirements. We’ve designed a process with templates and industry knowledge that works - so you gain clearance seamlessly.

SEIS Eligibility -  to be eligible, a company must:

  • Have less than 2 years trading history
  • Not be quoted
  • Not be controlled
  • Have a UK permanent establishment

What does the investor get?

  • 50% income tax reducer for the current year and previous tax year
  • 50% capital gains reducer if they roll previous gains into an SEIS company from prior investments
  • 0% capital gains tax on any rise in market value of their shares
  • 50% extra loss relief on the capital at risk if the company fails
  • 100% inheritance tax relief 

How is SEIS different to EIS?

Unlike the EIS, the SEIS is focused on very early-stage companies and offers significantly greater Income Tax relief of 50% against the amount invested. If you want to find out more about the differences between EIS and SEIS - you’re in luck because we’ve written a whole blog about it.

SEIS clearance process

To apply, your company will need to complete an advance assurance application, the SEIS/EIS (AA) and follow this up by completing an SEIS1 form. Our expert teams can guide you through the process, and will continue to support you, way after fundraising is secured, to ensure you stay SEIS compliant. 

For more information why not check out our blog on the 5 things you really need to know about SEIS advance assurance


The Core

Advanced Assurance Applications

Advanced Assurance Applications

SEIS and EIS Forms

SEIS and EIS Forms

Tax Advisory

Tax Advisory

Helpdesk Support

Helpdesk Support

Investor Certificates

Investor Certificates

Bolt Ons

Cashflow Forecasts for HMRC

Cashflow Forecasts for HMRC

Capitalisation Tables

Capitalisation Tables

Company Secretarial

Company Secretarial

Articles of Association Amendments

Articles of Association Amendments

Our bespoke pricing model takes into consideration the size and complexity of your business - such as the number of employees you have, the number of bank accounts you use, and the volume of transactions that go through your accounts each month.

Looking for a quote, or not sure what you need?

To discuss your business with us, simply get in touch to arrange a convenient time to chat. We can also offer bespoke extras and additional bolt-ons to fit your specific needs, speak with the team to find out more

Meet the Team

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Wesley Rashid

CEO

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Senior Tax Advisor

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Tax Partner