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What it means to be an employee for the purposes of a claim to entrepreneurs’ relief


  • HMRC appear to be undertaking an increasing number of enquiries into claims for entrepreneurs’ relief.
  • To qualify for relief a disposal of shares or securities in a company must be made by an employee.
  • Consideration of what it means to be a director a de facto director or a shadow director.
  • Two recent cases illustrate that resigning as a director or being removed from the business payroll may not be fatal to a successful claim to entrepreneurs’ relief by the employee of a company.
  • The importance of ensuring that the conditions for relief are satisfied during the 12 months before the disposal of business assets.

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