Capital Gains Tax (Effective) in Honduras compared to Latin America

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Venezuela 34.00%
Peru 30.00%
Mexico 25.00%
Guyana 25.00%
Argentina 15.00%
Brazil 15.00%
Bolivia 13.00%
Uruguay 12.00%
El Salvador 10.00%
Paraguay 10.00%
Nicaragua 10.00%
Honduras 10.00%
Guatemala 10.00%
Panama 10.00%
Colombia 10.00%
Costa Rica 0.00%
Chile 0.00%
Ecuador 0.00%

Honduras: 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


Honduras has no house price statistics and few statistics generally. The Instituto Nacional de Estad'stica has a really weak site with a lot of broken links. The Banco Central de Honduras has rather few statistics. The Secretar'a de Planificaci'n y Programaci'n seems a little better, with a reasonable collection of annual time-series.