Capital gains

Capital gains are made when you sell something for more money than you paid for it. As a result, you can be subject to capital gains tax or corporation tax.

Capital gains - overview

Effective planning can minimise your liability for capital gains tax by taking advantage of available allowances and reliefs. We explain your options.

Company capital gains and capital losses
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Chargeable gains for companies

How to reduce company chargeable capital gains by offsetting capital losses; understanding capital allowances; how to pay less corporation tax.

Selling your home, private residence relief and CGT
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Private residence relief

A guide to private residence relief. Private residence relief allows homeowners to sell their homes without being liable for capital gains tax (CGT).

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CGT toolkit for land and buildings

This toolkit supports tax advisers by providing guidance on the errors often found in tax returns re capital allowances for plant and machinery.