Capital gains tax, or CGT, is a tax on the profit you make from selling or disposing of an asset. It's charged at different rates depending on how long you've owned the asset for. Legislation frequently alters the allowances and reliefs that may be claimed, and rates can range from 10% to 28%. Therefore, it is crucial to have expert counsel and set up efficient pre-transaction arrangements before selling an asset in order to minimise, postpone, or even completely eliminate the tax burden and maximise the relief that is available.
To break it down more simply, Capital gains tax only applies to the portion of your gain that exceeds the total. Therefore, if you sold your second house for £300,000 after purchasing it for £200,000, capital gains tax might be due on any gains over your yearly exempt level for capital gains tax of £100,000. Which is why we're to help you navigate the complexities of this and provide you with Capital Gains Tax advice from our experienced team.
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