capital gains tax


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capital gains tax

n
(Economics) a tax on the profit made from the sale of an asset. Abbreviation: CGT
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Noun1.capital gains tax - a tax on capital gains; "he avoided the capital gains tax by short selling"
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
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capital gains tax

nimposta sulla plusvalenza
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Despite moves to reduce the current capital gains tax rate from as high as 40% to a flat rate of just 18%, many second home owners could still end up paying more tax, according to accountants Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
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The idea of eliminating capital gains tax on stock donations has been ,on the table for many years and is enthusiastically endorsed by fund raisers and financial planning consultants.
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The Tax Court had assumed a willing buyer would operate the timber property as a going concern, accepting the low earnings and paying the capital gains tax over a period of years.
What Rubin means is that if you've been holding onto stocks because you didn't want to pay the current capital gains tax on them, you'll be tempted to sell when the tax is reduced.
Mr Brown said: 'To remove more of the old barriers to new investment, I have decided on radical reforms of capital gains tax - beyond the tax cuts I set out in the Pre-Budget Report.
McKeon said the last tax cut passed by Congress helped spur the nation's economic recovery, giving people more money to spend by paring the capital gains tax from 28 percent to 20 percent and creating a new tax credit for people with children.
Thus, under a dynamic model, lower taxes will raise asset values, increase the pool of unrealized capital gains, and, ultimately, increase the amount of capital gains tax paid.
Mature women are looking for predictability and conservative benefits and the structured sale has great capital gains tax deferral benefits while providing guaranteed payments and lump-sum distributions to the seller.
Items on the agenda will be subject to discussion at municipal levels from April, when the MOF will put forth report on capital gains tax as the basis for discussion.