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 has only been in force since 2012. In the past three years, more than 4,600 individual companies have raised £424.2 million in investment (up to 2014/15). Investors have made 71,130 subscriptions and claimed their 50% income tax relief. 

As with the EIS, offers are limited and we expect demand to be very high. So, it could be unwise to delay investment. 

Investing in SEIS is straightforward. Simply look at the available offers, download your chosen SEIS application pack, complete and return it to Wealth Club with your cheque payable to the relevant provider. Please ensure you have also completed Wealth Club's Investor Declarations. Before you invest you should also ensure you have read and understood the Risks and Commitments

We will check and acknowledge your application and forward it to the relevant provider. Depending on the SEIS it can take several months to receive your share certificate from the provider. The SEIS3 form, to enable a tax rebate claim, will follow in due course from the product provider.

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