Leading EIS accountants in London, UK

If you are looking for specialist EIS accountants in London, look no further than Metric Accountants. Specialising in digital start-up and venture-backed clients, our EIS consultants can give you clear advice, specialist help and useful guidance.

Enterprise Incentive Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) are two of a number of government-backed tax-saving initiatives that encourage private investors to invest in early-stage, high-risk companies by offering tax breaks on income tax and capital gains.

As the only firm of chartered accountants in the UK, focusing solely on assisting technology and high-growth companies, our EIS specialist accountants in London are perfectly placed to offer guidance and advice about all aspects of EIS and its ramifications, both for businesses and investors.

We can provide:

  • Advice on all aspects of EIS, tailored to your situation
  • Specialist and deep expertise surrounding all tax and funding issues affecting high growth startups, including EIS and SEIS
  • Quality advice that is always good value for money
  • Strong and extensive professional network
  • Members of leading industry bodies, so we are at the cutting edge of this fast-moving sector

Do you need EIS application advice or assistance? Email us now at [email protected] and we will get back you.

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    Enterprise investment scheme accountancy in London

    EIS was set up so investors can put money into smaller and risker businesses by rewarding them with tax breaks. Small firms have often found it hard to attract investors – due to the higher failure rate in a business’ early days – and so incentives, such as this, help to “de-risk” the investment for would-be investors. For entrepreneurs, this can help them secure the investment that they need to get their business off the ground.

    Under the terms of the scheme, a typical business can raise up to £5million from individual investors and a maximum of up to £12million over the lifetime of a business. EIS mitigates the impact of any investments that do not work out and will amplify the impact of the investments that do succeed.

    Benefits of EIS tax relief include:

    • Tax relief: Through EIS, eligible investors can claim up to 30 per cent income relief on investments up to £1million per year. To claim this you must have sufficient income tax liability and hold the shares for at least three years.
    • Generous contributions allowance: You can invest up to £1million per tax year or up to £2milliuon is anything is invested in knowledge-intensive companies.
    • Capital gains referral: Payment of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) can be deferred when the gain is invested in shares of an EIS-qualifying company.
    • Inheritance tax relief: Any investment in an EIS-qualifying company, should benefit from 100 per cent relief in inheritance tax, provided that the investment is held for two years and at the time of death.
    • Loss relief: If an EIS investment does not work out, you can elect for the amount of loss to be set against any income tax of that year or the previous year.
    • Carry-back: Assuming you have the allowance, you can off-set the tax relief against the previous year’s tax bill and potentially get back the tax you have already paid.

    Tax rules can change and benefits will depend on your circumstances. Talk to our EIS consultants in London who will be able to advise you.

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    Talk to our London EIS specialist accountants

    Here at Metric Accountants, we provide comprehensive EIS guidance in London. We can talk you through the relevant steps and considerations, so we can help you identify what is right for your business.

    We suggest that you always follow these steps:

    • Advance assurance: We advise that you seek advance assurance from HMRC. This can take HMRC around three to five weeks to process but provides confidence to would-be shareholders that any investment would qualify for EIS.
    • Share approval issue: Before issuing shares and finalising investment, it is crucial to ensure that the company is legally able to issue shares in the company.
    • Issue shares: Once all due diligence has been followed, shares can be issued.

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    We’ve been working with Metric for several years now and through that time have received a great many suggestions, recommendations and counselling that have brought multiple economic benefits to our business.  They are true team players.

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    Venture Capital firms trust us – and so can you

    Our client companies have successfully secured equity investment from the top VCs, in part because they were able to confirm – with our help – that the investment would qualify for EIS status.

    Understandably, VCs need to have absolute comfort that their investments will qualify for EIS, in order to meet their terms of reference. Failure to do so would be catastrophic. That’s why so many VCs are happy for investee companies to get Metric’s help and guidance.

    If you want to secure that same degree of comfort for your EIS application, email us now at [email protected].

    How do you apply for EIS in London?

    Once any company has been trading for four months, they can submit an EIS1 compliance statement to HMRC to request the EIS documents that investors need to claim EIS tax relief. Call our London EIS accountants for advice now.

    We assist in all areas of accountancy and financial planning for businesses seeking high growth business accountancy service, including tax advice (including R&D tax credits), EMI, business advice, and accountancy finance services.

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    What makes us different

    We share your ethos

    For many, the tech startup scene is about lifestyle choice and purpose. We feel the same way.

    Value for money

    We strive to provide quality advice which is good value for money and on fair payment terms.

    We charge fixed fees

    We also operate on a fair, transparent, fixed fee basis, which avoids problems later on.

    Our strong professional network

    Because we are specialists, we have developed strong relationships with a range of key players in our sector.

    Need EIS application advice in London? Call our accountants

    EIS regulations can be intricate and require specialist knowledge. Would you like to how to qualify for EIS so you can raise equity finance for your London business? Or maybe you are an investor who would like EIS guidance?

    Please drop us a line at  [email protected] and we will get straight back to you.

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