Capital Gains Taxes

May 10, 20222 min read
Capital Gains Taxes
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Both seasoned investors and the general population who own any form of investment are obliged by regulatory jurisdiction to pay capital gains taxes.

The capital gains tax amount owed will depend on a variety of factors. These may include:

  • The country where the investment is housed.
  • Capital gains tax percentage.
  • The type of investment, either property or common stocks.
  • Whether you’re a foreigner or resident of a specific country.

Generally speaking, capital gains taxes are paid on the sale or profits made on a set asset or investment.

Capital gains taxes apply to the following:

  • Income received from a rental property.
  • Any gains or dividends received on common stock.
  • Yield from a certain investment.

In the United States, capital gains tax rates can vary depending on the term on which it’s been held.

Capital gains tax rates for assets held longer than one year can fall between 0% and 20%.
Assets that are held for less than one year will depend on the ordinary income bracket of the investor or in whose name the asset is registered. These assets are taxed anywhere from 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32% to as high as 37%.

Short term vs long term capital gains taxes

For any profits or sales made on a specific asset that is held for a year or less, the capital gains tax will depend on your physical income tax bracket.

Long-term capital gains taxes apply to assets that have been held for longer than one year. In some instances, the longer an asset is held for, the lower capital gains taxes on that specific sale or profit would be.

Capital gains taxes vary on the physical amount of the sale or profits made on the sale. There’s also the fact that some residents, who fall under a higher tax bracket will either pay lower or higher capital gains taxes. Various factors can play a role in both the percentage and amount owed.