GF011 – What is SEIS / EIS HMRC advance assurance and how do I get it?

Get Funded! podcast covering SEIS and EIS

In this episode of the Get Funded! podcast we cover the all important: HMRC SEIS / EIS advance assurance procedure This podcast includes the following points with practical advice: Why the advance assurance application is important? How you apply for it? Typical lead times? What could go wrong? Critical info to include? As discussed in … Read moreGF011 – What is SEIS / EIS HMRC advance assurance and how do I get it?

Claim EIS income tax relief if you want a CGT free disposal

There’s been a recent sorry tale of an EIS investor who invested £50k for shares in a qualifying company under EIS. All seemingly went well and he sold his shares for – what he thought would be – a CGT free disposal. But there was a problem… He had failed to make a claim for … Read moreClaim EIS income tax relief if you want a CGT free disposal

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

10 Benefits of an EMI Option Scheme for Your Business

I have just set up an Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) Option Scheme for a (very happy) client and I have a number of others to set up over the coming weeks. At a time when cash is tight, EMI option schemes are a cost effective and tax efficient way of incentivising key employees. Here are … Read more10 Benefits of an EMI Option Scheme for Your Business

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

How to get to grips with your business finances

It is easy to get caught up in ‘doing’ rather than ‘running’ your business. So many business owners find themselves running simply to stand still – finding new customers, taking and fulfilling orders and addressing (hopefully not too many) customer complaints. Sometimes its difficult to see the wood for the trees: I’m really busy so … Read moreHow to get to grips with your business finances

Seeking Seed Funding: 12 tips for early stage startups

I was recently put on the spot at a Technology event and asked how much I would charge for assisting a tech startup in preparing a business plan to secure investment funding. I answered “it depends”. A cop-out? Not in my opinion. Why? Because it depends on where you are in the investment cycle. If … Read moreSeeking Seed Funding: 12 tips for early stage startups