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Is the CGT rate calculated on your personal rate of tax or

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Is the CGT rate calculated on your personal rate of tax or is it always 40% flat rate?
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CGT rates are 18%, 28% or a combination of both depending on your total income in the tax year in which capital gain arises.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thanks. I may have a large gain this coming year, so if I reduce my drawdown pension I may be able to reduce the CGT rate?

Thanks for your reply.

If you are considering drawing down pension post budget 2014 changes then yes you would have to make adjustments.

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