Global Property Guide

Financial Information for the Residential Property Buyer


Capital Gains Tax (Effective) - Trinidad and Tobago Compared to Caribbean

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Guadeloupe 33.30%
Puerto Rico 29.00%
Dom. Rep. 27.00%
US Virgin Is. 20.00%
Martinique 6.45%
Barbados 0.00%
St Kitts and Nevis 0.00%
Turks & C. Is. 0.00%
St Lucia 0.00%
Trinidad & T. 0.00%
Aruba 0.00%
Bahamas 0.00%
Antigua 0.00%
Anguilla 0.00%
St Vincent & G 0.00%
St Martin 0.00%
Jamaica 0.00%
Dominica 0.00%
Grenada 0.00%
Belize 0.00%
Bermuda 0.00%
BVI 0.00%
Cayman Is. 0.00%
Neth. Antilles 0.00%
Montserrat 0.00%

Trinidad and Tobago: 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


Trinidad & Tobago publishes annual and quarterly median house prices through the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. General economics statistics are from the same source and the Central Statistical Office.