HMRC is currently testing a new digital service called ‘apply to use the venture capital schemes’ for the enterprise investment scheme (EIS) and seed enterprise investment scheme (SEIS). The service has limited functionality at present and can only be used to obtain an advance assurance, but there are plans to extend the service later this year to allow companies to submit compliance statements (EIS1 and SEIS1 forms).
To begin with, the digital service is only available for taxpayers but agent access will be provided in the future, enabling agents to submit applications on behalf of clients. Agents are invited to take part in user research to ensure the service meets their needs. If you are interested in please contact the HMRC mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org.