Long-term capital gains tax is a tax applied to assets held for more than a year. The long-term capital gains tax rates are 0 percent, 15 percent and 20 percent, depending on your income. These rates are typically much lower than the ordinary income tax rate.
What is the income tax on long-term capital gains?
20% Long-term capital gains are taxed at 20%. For a net capital gain of Rs 63, 00,000, the total tax outgo will be Rs 12,97,800. This is a significant amount of money to be paid out in taxes.
How do you calculate long-term capital gains tax?
Long-term Capital Gains Tax: Indexed cost of acquisition = cost of acquisition x cost inflation index of the year of transfer/cost inflation index of the year of acquisition. Indexed cost of improvement = cost of improvement x cost inflation index of the year of transfer/cost inflation index of the year of improvement.
Are long-term capital gains marginal?
In the U.S., long-term gains currently face a top marginal tax rate of 23.8 percent at the federal level, the result of a maximum 20 percent capital gains tax rate plus a 3.8 percent net investment income tax.
Can long-term capital gains push you in a higher tax bracket?
Your ordinary income is taxed first, at its higher relative tax rates, and long-term capital gains and dividends are taxed second, at their lower rates. So, long-term capital gains can’t push your ordinary income into a higher tax bracket, but they may push your capital gains rate into a higher tax bracket.
What is the capital gains exemption for 2020?
If you have a capital gain from the sale of your main home, you may qualify to exclude up to $250,000 of that gain from your income, or up to $500,000 of that gain if you file a joint return with your spouse.