Capital Gains Tax

The following information on capital gains tax (CGT) is taken from the HM Revenue & Customs webpage and is subject to change. For full details, please visit HMRC.

Annual exempt amount

Customer Group 2016/17
Individuals, personal representatives and trustees for disabled people £11,100
Other trustees £5,550

 

 

 

 

The annual exempt amount is the amount of gains that can be made in a year before having to pay the tax.

Rates for CGT

The following Capital Gains Tax rates apply if gains exceed the annual exempt amount.

The rates rise to 18% and 28% respectively for any gain made on the disposal of residential property other than the sale of the main home of residence.

It should be noted that it is possible that a basic rate tax payer may pay some capital gains tax at the higher rate(s) if their total gains in the year, when added to other income, exceed the higher rate tax threshold.