‘Tax Day’ inheritance tax changes
EMI option schemes are designed to help companies retain valued employees and to reward employees for investing their time and skills in helping the company grow.
Share options can more closely align the interests of a company’s owners with those of its employees in seeking to build long-term shareholder value in the expectation everyone will eventually benefit.
We can advise you on qualification; the practical details of implementation and assist on share valuations.
Share options can provide a straightforward link to achievement of performance targets for the selected employees. However, employers do not have to worry about the added complications that arise once employees actually hold shares e.g. the need to acquire shares if an employee leaves.
EMI offers tax relief for the company on the difference between the market value of the shares as at the date of exercise and the amount the employee pays for the shares.
The tax benefits to the employee potentially include:-
We have a lot of experience in designing option schemes and on share valuations.
Please read our EMI Briefing Note for further information, however, this technical briefing is still only a summary and detailed advice should always be sought.
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