What is property gains tax?

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Property gains tax is a contribution due when a profit is made when selling a property. In other words, if the sale price is higher than the purchase price and investment costs, then the amount of the gain is taxed.

How is the amount of the property gains tax calculated?

 

The amount of the property gains tax depends on the canton in which the sale takes place as each canton has its tax scale. In addition, the amount due is influenced by various factors such as the holding period or the investments works made. It is important to note that the buying costs and selling costs can be deducted from the profit amount and thus reduce the tax due.

 

Who levies the real estate gains tax?

 

The authority in charge of levying the property gains tax depends on the place where the property is sold. Depending on the case, it may be the canton itself, the municipality or both authorities.

 

Would you like to know more about the property gains tax, how it works and how you can save money? Visit our dedicated blog post.

By Charline Demange, July 29, 2022

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