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CGT is a tax charge applied to the gain from selling something (an asset) you own. The amount is the tax levied on the profit you make while selling an asset, particularly a buy to let property. When your gains for the year fall below your yearly tax-free allowance in that circumstance, you do not have to pay CGT. There are many ways to minimise your capital gains tax liability with the help of CGT accountants.


What is capital gains tax?

Both individuals and small businesses on the sale of assets that carry high-value personal possessions are required to pay CGT. Everything disposable is not taxable since CGT is due on any gain above your tax-free allowance of £12300 (As per 2021-22 tax year). If your gains in the tax year are less than this amount, there is no CGT liability. However, you cannot carry forward the allowance to the following year if you do not use it when selling your assets.

Capital gains tax on property disposal

Calculating the capital gains tax and off-setting it against the capital allowance requires lot of knowledge about the tax laws which many landlords and property investors are unfamiliar with, this often leads to paying hefty tax bills. At Direct Assist - our expert provides capital gains tax advice on how to structure such disposals effectively and helps in minimizing the capital gains tax bills. Numerous tax reliefs are available to offset capital gains tax on property disposals. While the rules' applications can be complicated, we have an extensive understanding of this area and can assist you more effectively.

When do you need to pay capital gains tax?

Making a specific amount of profit on items can lead you to pay capital gains tax. This amount is determined by your tax rate (as a basic or higher rate taxpayer) and the amount of tax-free allowance for the current tax year i.e. £12300 (As per 2021-22 tax year).

Capital gains tax rates for 2021-22

CGT is charged at two different rates - one on the property and another on other assets. The amount you pay is determined by the asset on which you earned a profit and your tax bracket.

What assets are chargeable to capital gains tax?

The disposal of an asset could be subject to capital gains tax unless that asset is considered exempt. Common chargeable assets include:

Common chargeable assets include:

Business sale
Second properties
Inherited properties
Shares and funds
Main residence unless fully covered by private residence relief, or used for let out, business purpose.
Most personal possessions worth £6,000 or more, except car
Valuables such as Jewellery, antiques and art

You don’t have to pay any CGT in case you sell a car or earn a profit on the sale of your own home.

The above are just some of the services our CGT Accountants can help you with, for a more detailed discussion please contact us today on 0203 633 2018 or complete our online contact form. We are here to help you start and grow your business and take the burden off you so you can get on with running your company.

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