Business Angels Gearing up for 6th April – 78% tax breaks anyone?

Business Angels investing in startup UK companies are gearing up for tax breaks of between 50 and 78% for investments which are made after 6th April 2012.

The UK government has made it a priority to get funds into small fledgling businesses and will offer a 50% rebate – even if the individual making the investment isn’t paying 50% income tax.

What is more, if you make a capital gain in the tax year 2012 / 13 and invest that money in a startup, then you’ll also get the 28% capital gains relief – a massive 78% relief in total.

You can read the detail of the UK government scheme here (Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme or SEIS)…

There are a few restrictions – but they are relatively minor – ie

  • smaller companies, those with 25 or fewer employees
  • companies with assets of up to £200,000,
  • carrying on or preparing to carry on a new business;
  • directors who invest in their companies;
  • annual amount of investment limited to £100,000 per investor, with unused annual
  • amounts able to be carried back to the previous year
  • investment limit of £150,000 for the company on a cumulative basis, not an annual limit
This has to be one of the strongest reasons to begin business angel investing yet…


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