Capital Gains Tax (Effective) in Argentina compared to Latin America
Argentina: 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
No house price statistics are published in Argentina. Inmobiliario, a private firm, produces house price statistics but they are not publicly available. General statistics come from the Banco Central de la Republica Argentina, the Secretary of Economic Policy, the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Censos (INDEC), and the Direccion Nacional de Cuentas Internacionales (the last three under the Ministerio de Economia y Produccion (MECON)).