Capital Gains Tax (CGT)
Capital gains tax can quickly become complex, surrounded by a myriad of rules and time scales.
You are taxed on the profits you make from disposing of an asset, this means an amount of tax is applied to the profit you have made.
However, with careful planning, and the correct advice, it is possible for you to significantly reduce the amount of capital gains tax paid. That's where Klarity Tax can help you.
Here is some additional information on the gains that are taxed and the assets that are exempt from capital gains tax.
Gains that are taxed under CGT when sold/disposed of:
Possessions sold above £6,000
Shares/ Unit Trust Investments
Assets that are Exempt from CGT:
Any possessions sold for less than £6,000
British Government Securities and Corporate Bonds
Qualifying Life Policies
Shares from Enterprise Investment or Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (Income Tax Relief MUST be intact)
Shares in Venture Capital Trusts
Shares under an employee shareholder agreement
Gifts to Charities
Gains/Receipts that are Exempt from CGT:
Lottery, pool and Gambling Winnings
Personal & professional Damages
Tax Free Allowance
As of 2019/2020, each person is entitled to £12,300 worth of Capital Gains each financial year before they have to pay tax.
Married Couples/Civil partners:
Each spouse/partner is treated separately and has their own personal allowance of £12,300. Couples can transfer Capital gains between each other without incurring CGT as long as they are living together.
Once a couple separates, or are living separately, this benefit no longer applies.
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