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The Community Investment Tax Relief (CITR) is a tax relief for investors who invest in businesses or enterprises in disadvantaged communities through Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs). The purpose of the relief is to promote economic growth in these businesses and communities.
If you’re looking to invest, the following investments are eligible for CITR:
A CDFI can be a number of things. They provide financial backing to both non-profit and for-profit organisations that operate in disadvantaged communities. Here’s how they’re described by HMRC👇
With the Community Investment Tax Relief, you can claim up to 25% of the value of your investment, whether you’re a single investor or company. This 25% is spread across 5 years from the year you initially invested. This works out in practice as up to 5% each year.
If you want to claim the maximum relief from your investment, you must hold your investment for at least 5 years.
To claim it, you simply need to file a Self Assessment tax return. You’ll also need your Tax Relief Certificate from the CDFI.
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