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Why Property Investors need to know about the tax relief benefits of SEIS
A brief overview
Tax efficient investment scheme SEIS (The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme) was introduced by HMRC in April 2012 and sits alongside EIS (The Enterprise Investment Scheme). It offers investors who purchase shares in start-ups or early stage businesses a range of tax reliefs designed to mitigate risk and enhance potential returns.
Businesses that require no more than £150,000 worth of funding can receive SEIS, giving investors 50% tax relief on their investments.
For property investors, the news gets better...
iExpats recently published a great article about the benefits of SEIS for property investors, explaining how the governments (not so) best kept secret can save property investors thousands of pounds when they dispose of land, homes or buildings.
On top of the 50% tax relief on the investment, property investors also receive an additional 28% Capital Gains Tax relief, mitigating their risk exposure and provides them with the opportunity to shelter CGT liabilities.