Business Retirement Relief

Are you a sole traderself employed professional or business owner approaching 55 years of age?

If so, did you know that you may qualify for a valuable tax relief on the sale of your business or shares in your private limited company and pay little to no tax?

Retirement Relief can provide an exemption from Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”) for many business owners (up to €750,000 proceeds are exempt on business sales to parties outside of the family, whereas no threshold applies on sale of your business to a son or daughter).

You do not have to actually retire (in the popular sense of the word) in order to qualify for this relief; You can sell qualifying assets on or after the date on which you attain the age of 55 years. Differing levels of relief are granted to individuals who are 66 years or over when they make a disposal.

This relief, coupled with income and corporation tax reliefs available for pension contributions, can help sole traders, self-employed professionals and business owners provide for themselves and their families in retirement.

SCK Group specialises in the area of retirement relief. If you have any questions, get in touch and arrange a free consultation today.

Do I Qualify For Retirement Relief?

Goodwill Valuation

Goodwill can qualify as a "qualifying asset" for the purposes of the relief. We will help you determine the value of goodwill in your business using a range of accepted accounting valuation techniques

Succession Planning

Finding a suitable successor or a candidate to buy over your business is often a key concern for small business owners. We will provide advice in this area, taking the conditions of the relief into consideration.

Tax Planning

There are a number of qualifying criteria in order to claim the relief. For example, "qualifying assets" means you must own the assets for a period of more than 10 years on the disposal date, and in the case of shares in a private limited company you must have worked for a minimum of 5 of those 10 years full time in the company. At the initial consultation we will walk through each of the criteria with you.

Revenue Approval

We will prepare a comprehensive submission pack for the revenue and seek pre-approval on your behalf. If we are not successful in the application, we will not charge you anything.

If any questions, please ask.