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Understanding Entrepreneurs' Relief

Written by Jonathan Munnery

Entrepreneurs’ Relief is a valuable tax relief scheme which reduces your liability for capital gains tax (CGT). When Entrepreneurs’ Relief is used, CGT is reduced to an effective rate of just 10%; this is what makes extracting the proceeds of a company by way of an MVL so appealing.

Entrepreneurs’ Relief is subject to a lifetime limit of £1m per individual although there is no limit to the amount of businesses you can sell while utilising Entrepreneurs’ Relief, so long as the £1m worth of capital gains is no exceeded. In order to qualify, you must have held a minimum shareholding of 5% for at least two years from the time the company enters liquidation.

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What is a Members’ Voluntary Liquidation?

A Members’ Voluntary Liquidation – or MVL – is a formal liquidation process designed as a way for solvent companies to wind down their operations.

Difference between an MVL and Dissolution

An MVL is a formal liquidation process which must be undertaken with a licensed insolvency practitioner.

Difference between an MVL and a CVL

MVLs and CVLs are both formal liquidation processes, however, there is a key difference.

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