Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

Invest in start ups, receive up to 50% income and 50% capital gains tax relief 

Like the EIS, the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) rewards investors with very significant savings when they invest in young and small companies that qualify for SEIS status. 

The difference is SEIS-qualifying companies are even smaller and younger than EIS-qualifying companies, so even riskier. To compensate for the additional risk, the government offers even more generous tax savings: 

  • 50% income tax relief – get back half of what you invest 
  • Enjoy tax-free growth
  • Halve capital gains liability from other investments 
  • Offset any losses against your income, so you save income tax
  • Pass on your investment free of IHT 

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The SEIS was introduced in 2012. In its first three years, more than 4,600 individual companies raised £424.2 million in investment (up to 2014/15). Investors have made 71,130 subscriptions and claimed their 50% income tax relief. 

How to invest

First, please download and read carefully all the provider documents. 

The quickest and most convenient way to apply is online – we offer this option whenever possible. 

Alternatively, you can download the application form and return it completed to Wealth Club. 

Most SEIS offers give the option to pay by cheque or bank transfer. 

We will check and acknowledge your application and forward it to the relevant provider. In due course, the provider will send you your share certificate, along with the SEIS3 form which you will need to claim your income tax rebate. This could take several months. 

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