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Hi there,
I have a question.

How are losses on shares dealt with when off-setting against property gains? ( i.e. what rates ?)


Background.

I shall be selling a rental property quite possibly in this financial year.

I expect to make capital gains on the disposal.

I am presently carrying shares which have lost value.

I intend to sell these shares and crystallise their losses partially to offset the capital gains on the property.



As I understand it the capital gains taxes on property are at 18% and 28 % depending on personal tax thresholds.

Also as I understand it.. the capital gains taxes on shares are 10 %.

When I come to realise a capital gain on this property I expect to pay some tax at 18% and the rest at 28 %.


Question.

How are losses on shares dealt with when off-setting against property gains? ( i.e. what rates ? )


I would appreciate some help with this. I shall be using a chartered accountant to handle my tax affairs in the event of these disposals, however knowing in advance of the tax arrangements would help me to take decisions.

yours etc... Premnay
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