SEIS Tax Relief

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

SEIS was designed to boost economic growth in the UK by promoting new enterprises and entrepreneurship at the earliest stage.

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme has become very popular over the last few years for investors and In 2021 to 2022, 2,270 companies raised a total of £205 million of funds under the SEIS scheme.

Around 1,815 of the companies were raising funds under the SEIS scheme for the first time in 2021 to 2022, representing £179 million of investment.

Tax benefits offered to our investors via the Haatch SEIS Fund

Investors can claim up to 50% income tax relief on the value of their investment as long as they have sufficient income tax liability.

For example, say you invested £100,000 in SEIS-eligible companies, your income tax relief would be £50,000.

Any capital gain is CGT free if shares are held for a minimum of 3 years and income tax relief was claimed.

CGT can be reduced on gains made elsewhere by up to 50%. To benefit, you must have had income tax relief in the same year.

If the shares are disposed of at a loss, you can elect that the loss be set against any income tax of that year or carry back to the previous tax year.

Inheritance Tax relief can be claimed against the value of the shares if the investment is held for two or more years at death.