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Fast EMI Valuation

The fast, easy way to build your EMI Valuation report

Get a fair, accurate, HMRC-approved valuation with hands-on help to build your report and an expert review by our team.

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Get the best strike price for your team

Your SeedLegals EMI Valuation report accurately values shares in your company now, to make sure your option holders get the best possible price when they exercise in the future.

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    We’re here to guide you, review the report and answer your questions
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    Build your report with expert help

    Designed by EMI experts and reviewed by lawyers, our industry-leading valuation tool builds your EMI Valuation report in minutes.

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    Need some help? Our experts are here to answer questions and guide you through your EMI Valuation every step of the way.

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    How to create an EMI Valuation

    • Generate report

      Log in or register then answer questions to create your report

    • Get an expert review

      We review your report within 2 to 3 working day to make sure everything is correct

    • Send report to HMRC

      HMRC usually approves EMI Valuations within 4 to 6 weeks

    • Grant options

      Within 90 days of HMRC approving your EMI Valuation


    Frequently asked questions about EMI Valuation

    • When do I need to get an EMI Valuation?

      Every time you grant EMI options, you’ll need an up-to-date EMI Valuation. You must grant EMI share options within 90 days of having your EMI Valuation approved by HMRC.
    • Why do I need an EMI Valuation?

      To grant EMI share options, you need a valid, approved EMI Valuation.

      In your valuation report, you’re aiming for a fair, up-to-date price for shares in your company today.

      With the EMI Valuation share price approved as the strike price for your option holders, and the share price going up in the future (hopefully!), after exercise your employees will be able to make more profit when they sell their shares because they’re worth more than the strike price.
    • How long does it take to get an EMI Valuation?

      You can create your valuation report with SeedLegals in a few minutes.

      After that, our share options experts review your application within two to three working days.

      Then, after you’ve sent your EMI Valuation report to HMRC, you’ll hear from them within four to six weeks.
    • How do I get an EMI valuation?

      On SeedLegals, it’s quick and easy to create your EMI Valuation report to send to HMRC.

      Find out more in our step-by-step guide to your EMI valuation
    • How do I submit my EMI Valuation report?

      After you’ve created your EMI Valuation report and the SeedLegals experts have reviewed it, simply download your application and send it to HMRC at:
      [email protected]

      To make sure your SeedLegals support team are copied into the communication with HMRC, CC us:
      [email protected]

      Your application pack includes:
      - EMI Valuation report
      - VAL 231 form
      - cover letter
      - supporting documents (accounts, Balance Sheet)
    • How long does HMRC take to approve EMI Valuations?

      HMRC replies by email, usually within four to six weeks.

      Occasionally HMRC will email you with questions. If this happens, the SeedLegals team are here to help you respond.
    • What help and support can I get from SeedLegals EMI experts?

      We set up 1 in 4 EMI option schemes in the UK, so we have plenty of experience helping startups and small businesses get the best EMI Valuation.

      Our EMI experts have an in-depth understanding of HMRC’s guidelines and all the terms in the EMI Valuation report.

      We can help you:
      • calculate your fair, accurate, up-to-date valuation
      • build your valuation report
      • review your documents and report
      • correspond with HMRC
      • answer your questions

      Our 5-star team of friendly experts are right here in the UK, available 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday.
    • How long are EMI Valuations valid?

      EMI Valuations are usually valid for 90 days from the date it’s approved by HMRC.

      You might be able to extend this agreement for a further 30 days by writing to HMRC’s EMI team.

      Read more about this in our Help Centre post: EMI option scheme - important dates
    • When can I grant EMI share options after I get the EMI Valuation?

      You must grant options within 90 days of having your EMI Valuation approved by HMRC.

      Read more about this in our Help Centre post: EMI option scheme - important dates
    • Help, my question isn’t answered here...

      No problem - hit the chat button (bottom right of your screen) to ask our EMI options experts 🙂

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