Invest in companies exhibiting signs of growth with an Enterprise Investment Scheme – designed to seed investment in early-stage companies and raise fresh capital.
At Infinity Invest, we can assist with two schemes. You have the option of choosing an Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), which is designed to enable a company to raise fresh capital, or a Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), which encourages seed investment in early stage companies.
An EIS enables companies to raise fresh capital which HMRC supports by offering tax reliefs to individual investors who buy new shares. It is aimed at self certified high net worth individuals and sophisticated investors, allowing investments of up to £2,000,000 in any tax year as well as a 30% tax relief (for a minimum of three years).
When you invest in young, small firms that qualify for the Enterprise Investment Scheme, you could potentially generate significant returns if the firm prospers. However, as companies can’t be certain of this and to encourage investment (and temper some of the risk), the government offers some very generous tax reliefs. You can get in touch with us below to find out more.
SEIS was introduced in April 2012; aiming to encourage seed investment in early-stage companies. Investors, including directors, can receive initial tax relief of 50% on investments up to £100,000 and Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exemption for any gains on the SEIS shares. The maximum amount to be raised for each company is £150,000.
EIS is one of several schemes offered by HMRC to assist small or medium-sized companies with growth by attracting investment.