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Capital Gains Taxes (%) - Germany Compared to Continent

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Data covers: 2014

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France 33.30%
Finland 33.00%
Ireland 33.00%
Iceland 31.80%
Sweden 30.00%
Austria 30.00%
Russia 30.00%
UK 28.00%
Portugal 25.00%
Slovak Rep. 25.00%
Norway 25.00%
Denmark 24.00%
Spain 20.00%
Greece 20.00%
Cyprus 20.00%
Estonia 20.00%
Luxembourg 19.48%
Liechtenstein 17.01%
Hungary 16.00%
Albania 15.00%
Lithuania 15.00%
Serbia 15.00%
Latvia 15.00%
Ukraine 15.00%
Czech Rep. 15.00%
Malta 12.00%
Moldova 10.00%
Slovenia 10.00%
Bosnia & H. 10.00%
Bulgaria 10.00%
Montenegro 9.00%
Macedonia 7.00%
Andorra 6.00%
Netherlands 1.20%
Turkey 0.00%
Switzerland 0.00%
Belgium 0.00%
Romania 0.00%
Germany 0.00%
Poland 0.00%
Monaco 0.00%
Croatia 0.00%
Italy 0.00%



Germany: 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


Germany's house price statistics are of moderate quality. The best source of house price time-series is the monthly hedonic house price index from Europace and the annual house price statistics from the European Central Bank. General economic data can be extracted from the Federal Statistical Office and the Bundesbank, see their Statistics | Time Series Database.

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