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
The SEIS was introduced in 2012. Since 2014 thousands of companies have raised a total of £537 million in SEIS funding (2016/17). The latest figures from HMRC show 7,855 investors have claimed tax relief on £131 million (2016/17).
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.
View our featured offers below, or browse all current SEIS offers.