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Future ER in relation to buyback of company shares

businessmind
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Future ER in relation to buyback of company shares

Postby businessmind » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:36 am

Myself and my business partner each own 25% of the shares in our trading company, alongside a corporate entity who owns the remaining 50% (all shares held in these proportions for circa 10 years). We have reached an agreement for the company to buy back the shares from the corporate entity using cash in the business (I understand the company will pay 0.5% SDLT on the purchase price). My understanding is that this will extinguish the shares held by the corporate entity.

My question is - after this transaction, should we then sell the whole of the business would we be eligible for Entrepreneurs Relief (on the basis that all other conditions have been met) or would we have to wait 24 months to be eligible?

billypiper
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Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:10 pm

Re: Future ER in relation to buyback of company shares

Postby billypiper » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:12 pm

The shares owned by the company will be cancelled completely

Your shares have passed the 5% test for 10 years and have not changed so no new period will apply

Dennis


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