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Entrepreneurs’ Relief - Non-Qualifying Corporate Bonds

Anyone who has exchanged shares for non-qualifying corporate bonds (or non-QCBs, for short) needs to review their position carefully – before 5 April 2008.

Unless, in addition to the non-QCBs, they meet the criteria for the new Entrepreneurs’ Relief (e.g. they have been employed by the company that issued the loan notes and have owned at least 5% of the company’s ordinary shares throughout the twelve months prior to encashing the loan notes) they will face an 18% capital gains tax bill, rather than the 10% they might have expected when exchanging their shares.

It may be possible to benefit from the lower rate – but only by acting well in advance of the change.
If you think you might be affected by this and would like to discuss what you can do to keep your tax bill down, please contact Cathy Corns or me.



Date: 11th March, 2008
Author: David Mansell


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