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Capital Gains Taxes (%) - Finland Compared to Continent


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France 33.30%
Ireland 33.00%
Finland 32.00%
Sweden 30.00%
Russia 30.00%
Norway 27.00%
Slovak Rep. 25.00%
Portugal 25.00%
Denmark 24.00%
Spain 24.00%
UK 23.00%
Estonia 21.00%
Iceland 20.00%
Cyprus 20.00%
Luxembourg 19.48%
Hungary 16.00%
Ukraine 15.00%
Latvia 15.00%
Greece 15.00%
Lithuania 15.00%
Czech Rep. 15.00%
Serbia 15.00%
Malta 12.00%
Moldova 10.00%
Slovenia 10.00%
Bulgaria 10.00%
Bosnia & H. 10.00%
Montenegro 9.00%
Macedonia 7.00%
Netherlands 1.20%
Switzerland 0.00%
Turkey 0.00%
Andorra 0.00%
Austria 0.00%
Belgium 0.00%
Croatia 0.00%
Liechtenstein 0.00%
Monaco 0.00%
Poland 0.00%
Italy 0.00%
Germany 0.00%
Romania 0.00%

 

 

Finland: Capital gains taxes (%).

In arriving at effective capital gains tax rates, the Global Property Guide makes the following assumptions:

  • The property is directly and jointly owned by husband and wife;
  • They have owned it for 10 years;
  • It is their only source of capital gains in the country
  • It has appreciated in value by 100% over the 10 years to sale
  • The property was worth US$250,000 or 250,000 at purchase.
  • It is not their sole or principal residence.


These assumptions are critical. In many countries a holding period of less than 5 years results in capital gains being taxable. But a longer holding period often results in no capital gains tax being payable. For more details see the Data FAQ


Source: Global Property Guide Research, Contributing Accounting Firms

 

Finland publishes good house price and rent statistics. The best source is Statistics Finland, though some longer time-series are in Finnish (asuntojen hintakehitys = dwelling price changes).

The Institute for Real Estate Economics has The Finnish Property Monthly, Quarterly and Annual reports. The Bank of Finland is a third good source (see statistics | prices and costs | domestic asset prices).





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