AITI Chartered Tax Adviser

What are the CGT rates?

You are liable at 33% on the gain you realise when you sell or dispose of an asset (for example, a house or shares). You are allowed indexation relief (to remove the element of a gain attributable to inflation), but only up to 2003.

From 01.01.2017 a special rate (10%) applies to disposal of business assets (including shares in a business) that have been held for three years. This entrepreneur relief does not apply to investment assets e.g., rental property.

You may be liable at 40% in certain rare cases, involving disposal of an interest in

  • an offshore fund located in a country outside the EU and the EEA, with which Ireland does not have a tax treaty,
  • foreign life assurance policies.

The first €1,270 of gains in a tax year are exempt.