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HMRC internal manual

Venture Capital Schemes Manual

EIS: income tax relief: company and investor procedures: investor claims: examining claims

Where a claim, or a request for a current year adjustment, falls to be examined, the following matters should be considered:

  • Was the claimant employed by the company, or a paid director of the company, at any time within the two years before the shares were issued? If so, report the facts to the Inspector who authorised the issue of the form EIS3, who will decide whether the claimant is a qualifying individual.
  • Will the relief fall within the maximum amount allowed for the year in question? (See VCM10530).
  • If the claim relates to shares which the claimant requires to be treated as issued in the previous year, will the total amount dealt with in this year be within the maximum allowed? (See VCM10530).
  • Does the amount on which relief is claimed tally with the amount shown at part 1 of form EIS3 or form EIS5, and is the claim for the correct year?
  • If part 1 of form EIS3 shows that any value has been received, has the amount on which relief is claimed been restricted accordingly?

If for any reason the claim falls to be refused, see VCM14200.