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What are Capital Gains Tax rates in UK?

We've updated this guide on 9th March 2021

If you’re wondering what the Capital Gains Tax rates are in the UK this tax year, keep reading!

You need to pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT) when you profit from selling valuable assets such as shares, cryptocurrencies, art, or property.

Capital Gains Tax rates in the UK for 2021/22

For the 2021/2022 tax year capital gains tax rates are:

  • 10% (18% for residential property) for your entire capital gain if your overall annual income is below £50,270
  • 20% (28% for residential property) for your entire capital gain if your overall annual income is above the £50,270 threshold

Individuals have a £12,300 capital gains tax allowance. This means your capital gains up to £12,300 are tax free.

Normally you don’t have to pay any capital tax on selling your main home.

Capital Gains Tax rates

Type of assetBasic rateHigher rate
Shares10%20%
Residential property18%28%
Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency10%20%
Other10%20%

Tax-free allowance

Allowance forAnnual exempt amount
Individuals£12,300
Trusts£6,150

If you need to quickly see how much tax you need to pay view our capital gains tax calculator.

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