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EISs are becoming riskier but still offer tax benefits

EISs are becoming riskier but still offer tax benefits

Enterprise Investment Schemes (EISs) offer several tax benefits for higher earners. If you hold an EIS for three years you get 30 per cent tax relief to offset against your income tax bill. And selling the shares will not incur capital gains tax (CGT). If you die while holding EISs these will be free of inheritance tax (IHT), as long as you had held them for at least two years.

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