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CGT on US/UK shares?

Postby aster » Thu, 15 May 2014 1:57 pm

I believe that investing in US stocks carries no CGT in the US if you are a foreign investor, and there would certainly be no CGT applied here either to individual investors.

Is the same true of investing in the UK from the pov of someone residing in Singapore, or would UK CGT somehow apply?

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Re: CGT on US/UK shares?

Postby JR8 » Thu, 15 May 2014 8:47 pm

aster wrote:I believe that investing in US stocks carries no CGT in the US if you are a foreign investor, and there would certainly be no CGT applied here either to individual investors.
Is the same true of investing in the UK from the pov of someone residing in Singapore, or would UK CGT somehow apply?


As a non-resident you wouldn't pay CGT on an investment in UK shares.

As a resident you have a (current) £11,000pa CGT exemption.
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/rates/cgt.htm

As rules are always changing it might be worth looking deeper into the details of the question, but not if/until your annual gains are heading towards 5 figures. And then I'd just e-mail IR and ask them. The IR-code is not really written with non-residents/non-nationals in mind, so from that perspective it can be hard to locate simple answers ...


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