Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

What is seis?

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) was introduced by the government in 2012/13 following the success of the EIS Scheme.  

Like the EIS, the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) rewards investors with very significant tax 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 help compensate for the additional risk, the government offers even more generous tax reliefs, see below for the benefits if you choose to invest in an SEIS-qualifying company.

Seis Investor Tax Benefits

When you help a small UK business, it’s only right that you should recieve some benefits by investing in the company. 

Below are some of the benefits included: 

50% Initial Income Tax Relief

up to a maximum investment of £100,0000 per tax year for SEIS.

CGT Freedom

No Capital Gains Tax to pay on any SEIS gains after 3 years

CGT Deferral Relief

Potential exemption of an existing CGT bill on 50% of the gain, to the extent reinvested

Loss Relief

Maximum exposure of 27.5p in the £ for a 45% Income Tax payer (or 13.5% if CGT reinvestment Relief claimed)

Business Relief

Potential Inheritance tax savings of 40p in the £ after 2 years


If you’re interested to know more about the benefits of investing in SEIS company, please get in touch. 

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