Capital Gain tax

Concept of Capital gains Tax

Capital Gains Tax (cgt) is the tax which is applicable on the profit made by an individual / organisation / institution when there is a disposal or selling or transferring of an asset. For simplification it can be considered as a tax that is to be made by a chargeable person making a chargeable disposal of a chargeable asset. 


A chargeable person could be an individual or a company, when they make a selling they are entitled to pay tax on the profit earned, even if they dispose there asset in the form of a gift they are still entitled to pay capital gain tax.


It is been made applicable to the public by HMRC and one has to mandatorily file it. The rules related to UK capital gains tax has been modified and came into effect on April 6th 2020

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Often people mistake capital gains tax as a simple and straight forward tax which is to be filed on the profit made during their business transaction. But as all things that sounds simple are actually not that simple same is the case with capital gains tax. For filling the tax return one must be completely aware about the latest rules and policies introduced by the government, have a proper understanding and experience in tax planning and above all should be aware about the reliefs and exemptions that can be used before filing in order to minimize the capital gains tax.

Reporting the capital gains tax to the HMRC can be considered as a doable job but calculating Capital Gains tax is actually a tedious for which one might need the help of professionals. There are some assets which are tax free and one need not pay tax if their gains lies with tax free allowance. Knowledge of such assets is very essential while calculating and reporting Capital Gains tax to the HMRC, here we as tax firm plays major role in easing and minimising one’s capital gains tax (cgt).

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Example of Capital gains Tax

Now let us understand the concept of Capital gain tax with the help of an example. Consider you have bought a share worth 100 bucks. After a certain period of time you have sold that share for 120 bucks. So the difference between the selling price and the cost price or the buying price is the profit you have made on that share. The profit that you have earned that is 120 – 100 i.e. 20 £   comes under the taxable income. This becomes your capital gains and you are entitled to pay tax on it. Now this tax associated with your capital gain is called as Capital Gains Tax


On its Flip side if one would have sold the share at 80 bucks the loss occurred would have been considered as capital loss

Short Term Capital gains vs Long term Capital gains

How to Calculate Capital Gains tax

There are two things on the basis of which CGT is charged

Which type of taxpayer one is

Asset and its type that one has sold

The Below mentioned table addresses the tax rate for the year 2020 / 2021

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Assets on which capital gains tax is applicable includes property of all form (there are some specific exemption), Gifts in certain specified form, sales of inherited asset, assets and shares acquired or transferred at the time of divorce or even dissolved civil partnership, charity and donation made( although different rules are applicable for it), shares, investment funds, second properties, art, antique and jewellery and various other valuables, etc.

There is something called as no CGT liability. It is not as simple as listing your sell, calculation you gain and simply file the return according to the applicable rate. If the gains you have made is below £12,300 within a particular tax year your CGT is been exempted as per the rules related to UK capital gains tax

Some of the reliefs that the government has made over the pas years around Capital gains tax which can be leveraged in order to minimise the return are

  • Entrepreneur relief which is currently known as Business Asset Disposal Relief (BADR)
  • Principal Private Residence (Related to the selling of first home)
  • Investor Relief
  • Roll Over relief (When the asset is replaced by another one)