The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is driven by the UK government in an effort to enhance investment in UK-based startups and SMEs.

The scheme provides generous tax benefits to eligible individual investors when they invest in companies that qualify for EIS tax relief.

These include 30% Income Tax Relief and exemption from Capital Gains Tax, if shares are held for three years. 

This guide provides a brief summary of the main tax benefits associated with EIS. Please visit our resources page for more comprehensive guides. 

Please read the High Net Worth Individual Statement or Sophisticated Investor Statement before completing downloading this guide.