As your startup grows, it is essential to attract and retain talent to your business. A great way to achieve this is through an Employee Share Scheme (ESS), which offers tax-efficient ownership interest in your company.

To help you understand how an ESS works, this guide answers five key questions founders should work through to ensure compliance with Kiwi tax laws, including:

  1. Is my startup eligible for the startup tax concessions?
  2. Is my ESS offer eligible for the startup tax concessions?
  3. How do I implement an ESS?
  4. What key terms should an ESS offer include?
  5. How do I value my shares for an ESS?

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