Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

23 February 2022 – See change from last year:

​Type2023​2022​2021​2020​2019​2018​​2017​2016​2015
​Individuals and Special Trusts18%​18%​​18%​18%​18%​18%​16.4%​13.65%​13.32%
​Companies21.6%​22.4%​​22.4%​22.4%​​22.4%​22.4%​22.4%​18.65%​18.65%
​Other Trusts36%​36%​36%​36%​​36%​36%​32.8%​27.31%​26.64%

Events that trigger a disposal include a sale, donation, exchange, loss, death and emigration. The following are some of the specific exclusions:

  • R2 million gain or loss on the disposal of a primary residence;
  • most personal use assets;
  • retirement benefits;
  • payments in respect of original long-term insurance policies;
  • annual exclusion of R40 000 capital gain or capital loss is granted to individuals and special trusts;
  • small business exclusion of capital gains for individuals (at least 55 years of age) of R1.8 million when a small business with a market value not exceeding R10 million is disposed of; and
  • instead of the annual exclusion, the exclusion granted to individuals is R300 000 for the year of death.

For more information see Capital Gains Tax (CGT).

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