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Eligibility Check

Eligibility Check

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Under 10 minutes
Under 10 minutes
Last updated December 2018
Last updated February 19, 2020
Suitable for all Australian states and territories
Suitable for all Australian states and territories

The ESS Eligibility Check will help companies determine if they are eligible for the 'ESS Start-Up Concession'. Customisable and ready to use in under 10 minutes.

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Document Overview

Under the new changes to the Tax Act, effective from 1 July 2015, a special "ESS Start-Up Concession" is available to eligible companies. The information you provide in the ESS Eligibility Check helps to determine whether your Company, Offer and Employee are eligible for the ‘ESS Start-Up Tax Concession’. An Eligibility Report will be generated, and should be used to assist with the initial planning and information gathering stages, rather than as a replacement for professional advice. The ESS Eligibility Check is for general information only and does not represent professional advice.


Use this ESS Eligibility Check if: 

  • You are establishing an Employee Share Scheme for Options and would like determine if your company is eligible for the 'ESS Start-Up Concession'.

Why do you need this ESS Eligibility Check?

This ESS Eligibility Check provides a general assessment of your company to see if it is eligible for the 'ESS Start-Up Concession'. If your company is eligible, under new changes to the Tax Act effective from 1 July 2015, your ESS will enjoy tax concessions. 

What is included in this ESS Eligibility Check?

  • ESS Eligibility Report

  • Eligibility requirements for company

  • Eligibility requirements for employee

  • Eligibility requirements for terms of ESS offer

  • Market value and exercise price information

  • Disclosure obligations

Please note: The ESS Eligibility Check is for general information only and does not represent professional advice. For more information, please seek professional advice or contact a Lawpath ESS Consultant on 1800 529 728.

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