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Venture Capital Schemes Manual

HM Revenue & Customs
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SEIS: 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:

  • Has the claimant (or any associate) been employed by the company at any time since the shares were issued? If so, report the facts to the Inspector who authorised the issue of the form SEIS3, 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 VCM31130).
  • 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 VCM31130 and VCM35170).
  • Does the amount on which relief is claimed tally with the amount shown at part 1 of form SEIS3, and is the claim for the correct year?
  • If part 1 of form SEIS3 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 VCM35200.