Capital Gains Tax (Effective) in Chile compared to Latin America
Chile: 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
Chile publishes house price statistics. through the Chilean Chamber of Construction (CChC). Reporte Inmobiliario, a private firm, also publishes reports on Chilean property market from time to time. General economics statistics are to be found at the Banco Central de Chile, the Instituto Nacional de Estadisticas, the Ministerio de Hacienda, and in the private sector Adimark and IMCE. Also of interest are the Sociedad de Economia de Chile and the Centro de Economia Aplicada.