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The proceeds from the sale of these shares will be liable to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) at 10% or 20% or a combination of the two rates depending on your income including the gain in the tax year of sale. You have a non-cumulative Annual Exempt Amount (AEA), currently 11.3K to offset this gain. It is nearly March and the tax year ends on 5 April. If your gains are likely to be substantial then if you can stagger the sales over the 17/18 and 18/19 tax years you would have the advantage of two tranches of AEA.
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In your case, it will all be at 20%, Jake.
Were you to cash in 150K in the current year then the bill would be 150K - 11.3K = 138.7K so at 20% that would be say 27.75K If you split it over the current year and next then in each year it would be say 75K - 11.3K = 63.7K 20% = say 12.75k. That times 2 would create a tax saving say 2.27K.
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