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UK investment tax, minus the strain

Made a profit from selling RSUs but shedding tears from the hassle of the tax implications? 

We created this one-stop-shop to help you navigate UK investment tax. Think calculators, guides, tax tips, and more. Click through the tabs below for tax help, made for you.

Investor tax - rsus

Your situation

Outlined number oneOutlined number one
How did you make money?
Profit from capital gains
Annual salary
?
Other income
?

Tax and profit

Outlined number two
  • Your profit from
    shares
    £20,000
    Incl. £12,300 tax-free CGT allowance
    ?
  • Capital Gains Tax to pay
    £1,413
  • Profit after tax
    £18,587

How your capital gains tax is calculated

Your total capital gains tax (CGT) owed depends on two main components:

  1. How much you earn in total
  2. What type of assets you sell

Your overall earnings determine how much of your capital gains are taxed at 10% or 20%.
Our capital gains tax rates guide explains this in more detail.

In your case where capital gains from shares were £20,000 and your total annual earnings were £69,000:

Capital gains tax (CGT) breakdown

You pay no CGT on the first £12,300 that you make

You pay £127 at 10% tax rate for the next £1,270 of your capital gains

You pay £1,286 at 20% tax rate on the remaining £6,430 of your capital gains

Did you know? 🤔

RSU stands for restricted stock option. It’s a common form of payment on top of benefits and your salary at big tech companies like Google. If you work for a startup, the equivalent of this is getting stock options. 

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