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Industry-leading EMI valuations

EMI valuations - fast, affordable, easy

Achieve the lowest possible EMI valuation for your company and employees. Use automation combined with hands-on help from experts to get it done fast and affordably.

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Low strike price, high rewards

Boost staff motivation with a low EMI valuation - give your employees the biggest discount possible when they exercise their options.

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    Give your employees the best strike price

    We’ll help you achieve a market-leading discount using our valuation tool
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    Speed up your valuation approval

    Build your valuation report in minutes using our automated workflow. Eliminate errors and fast-track your approval
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    Get help from experts

    Our EMI experts are on hand to guide you, review your report and answer your questions, fast
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    Save money

    Get your EMI valuation at a fraction of the cost charged by accountants and lawyers - just £490
  • Low EMI valuations

    How low can you go?

    A low EMI valuation equals a low strike price. That means your employees get a big discount on shares when they exercise their options.

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    Build your EMI valuation fast

    Automation makes it easy and error-free

    Our valuation tool builds your EMI valuation report in minutes to help you achieve the best possible discount for your employees.

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    EMI valuation help

    Unlimited expert support included

    Need some help? Our expert team is here to answer your questions and guide you through your valuation approval every step of the way.

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    How to create your EMI valuation on SeedLegals

    • Sign up to SeedLegals

      Sign up and log in to SeedLegals to get started

    • Generate your report

      Click ‘add new valuation,’ enter a few details and your valuation report will be created in minutes

    • Review and send

      Our share options experts will review your application before you send it to HMRC

    • Get your valuation approved

      Wait for HMRC to get back to you with your valuation approval (it takes 4 to 6 weeks on average)


    Questions about your EMI valuation

    • Why do I need a low EMI valuation?

      You want to achieve a low EMI valuation with HMRC because the lower the valuation, the less employees pay for the shares when they’re issued (known as the 'strike price'). This means your employees make more of a profit if they sell the shares for a higher price than they were worth at the time of issue.
    • How do you submit an EMI valuation?

      On SeedLegals, it’s quick and easy to create your valuation report. Read how it works in our
      step-by-step guide to your EMI valuation

      After you’ve created the report and the SeedLegals team have reviewed it, simply download your application and send it to HMRC at CC to ensure the team is copied into all communication with HMRC.

      Your application bundle includes your:

      • EMI valuation report

      • VAL 231 form

      • cover letter

      • supporting documents (accounts and Balance Sheet)

      HMRC will reply by email in about 4-6 weeks, so keep an eye out for it. If HMRC come back with any questions, the SeedLegals team will be on hand to help you respond.
    • What do SeedLegals EMI experts help with?

      Our EMI experts have an in-depth understanding of HMRC’s guidelines and all the terms in your EMI valuation report. They help you:

      • Calculate your lowest possible valuation

      • Build your valuation report

      • Review your documents and report

      • Correspond with HMRC when you submit your valuation report

      • Answer any questions you have along the way

      We set up 1 in 4 EMI schemes in the UK, so we’ve got a lot of experience to draw on to help you.
    • How long do EMI valuation approvals take?

      You can create your valuation report with SeedLegals in a few minutes. After that, our share options experts will review your application within 1-2 working days. Then you’ll send it to HMRC for approval, which takes 4-6 weeks.
    • How long are EMI valuations valid?

      Valuations for EMI are usually valid for 90 days from the date it’s approved. You may be able to extend this agreement period for a further 30 days by writing to the HMRC EMI team.

      Read more in EMI option scheme important dates.
    • How soon can I issue share options after my valuation?

      You must grant options within 90 days of receiving your valuation.

      Read more in EMI option scheme important dates.

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