SEIS | Need to know facts for startups

SEIS Need to know tips for startups from Business N2K on Vimeo. A short 5 min overview of the Seed EIS tax incentive and need to know facts and tips for startup founders. Remember, SEIS requires a subscription for shares – loans do not work. Look forward to your feedback and experience of using the … Read moreSEIS | Need to know facts for startups

Think you’ve got SEIS tax relief – are you sure?

You think you’ve got SEIS tax relief – are you sure? from Business N2K on Vimeo. Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is great when its structured right… Problem is the rules are fraught with technicalities and I am increasingly coming across entrepreneurs and startup founders who are ploughing on thinking they qualify for this attractive … Read moreThink you’ve got SEIS tax relief – are you sure?

What is SEIS?

SEIS: Startup term I wish I understood but was afraid to ask! Here is a brief overview of the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme from a company founder’s perspective. Armed with more knowledge about this fantastic UK tax incentive aimed at start ups and early stage growth companies, hopefully we can get more impetus behind this government … Read moreWhat is SEIS?

EIS or SEIS – You decide!

HM Revenue & Customs kindly provides companies with a form that can be used to apply for advance assurance that a company is a qualifying investment for Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) or Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) purposes. Obtaining such assurance in advance of a share issue under either scheme is highly valuable to prospective … Read moreEIS or SEIS – You decide!

5 essential tax tips for innovative companies in 2013

As an ambitious entrepreneur and founder of a fast growth business you may benefit from reviewing the following generous tax breaks as part of your 2013 planning: 1. Patent box – introduced with effect from 1 April 2013, companies will be able to elect into this new beneficial company tax rate and pay tax at … Read more5 essential tax tips for innovative companies in 2013

Getting the most out of SEIS to fill the funding gap

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) provides an excellent opportunity for early stage fast growth companies to access funding from founders, family, friends and business angels. In essence it rewards investors by allowing them to reclaim income tax at a rate of 50% of their investment under the scheme (limited to £100,000 investment per tax … Read moreGetting the most out of SEIS to fill the funding gap

Seed EIS (SEIS) match-making conundrum

Six months in, we are starting to see increasing activity in relation to the fantastically generous Seed EIS (SEIS) funding tax-break for early stage companies. Investors can, in effect, be ‘subbed’ £78,000 by the Government for a £100,000 investment into a qualifying SEIS company – which is fairly staggering when you take into account the … Read moreSeed EIS (SEIS) match-making conundrum

Mix SEIS + R&D Tax Credits to Maximise your Start-up Funding

If you are looking at starting a new hi-tech venture then the timing has never been better in utilising the latest available UK tax incentives. Consider a scenario where say 4 enterprising entrepreneurs are looking at building a new state of the art technology platform. They budget it will cost c£1m to get to market … Read moreMix SEIS + R&D Tax Credits to Maximise your Start-up Funding

Get Seed EIS advance assurance for your startup

HMRC has now released the standard form that can be used to seek advance assurance from HMRC that your company is a qualifying company for Seed EIS (SEIS) tax efficient funding. Interesting timing given that HMRC will not actually provide advance assurance to applicants until the new SEIS tax laws receive formal approval (‘Royal Assent’) … Read moreGet Seed EIS advance assurance for your startup

Seed EIS (SEIS) – 10 need to know facts for UK start-ups

The introduction of Seed EIS (SEIS) is a major break-through for early stage companies seeking funding. Here are 10 need to know (N2K!) facts for start-up founders on the new SEIS scheme: SEIS allows investors in early stage companies to receive 50% income tax relief on investments up to £100,000 per year. So for every £1 … Read moreSeed EIS (SEIS) – 10 need to know facts for UK start-ups