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Capital gains tax (CGT) is payable when you sell an asset that has increased in value since you bought it. The rate varies based on a number of factors, such as your income and size of gain. For residential property it may be 18% or 28% of the gain (not the total sale price).
Determine your realized amount. This is the sale price minus any commissions or fees paid. Subtract your basis (what you paid) from the realized amount (how much you sold it for) to determine the difference. If you sold your assets for more than you paid, you have a capital gain.
The current capital gains tax rates under the new 2018 tax law are zero, 15 percent and 20 percent, depending on your income. The 2018 capital gains tax rate is holding steady through 2019, but the income required for each rate has changed.
When you sell your property that is owned by you for more than three years, any gain arising from such sale will be considered as long term capital gain. Long term capital gain is calculated as the difference between net sales consideration and indexed cost of property. ... Current Long Term Capital Gains tax rate is 20%.
It depends on how long you owned and lived in the home before the sale and how much profit you made. If you owned and lived in the place for two of the five years before the sale, then up to £250,000 of profit is tax-free. If you are married and file a joint return, the tax-free amount doubles to £500,000.

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