Capital gains tax for the armed services

Updated on 8 February 2019

Armed forces

Capital gains tax (CGT) is a complicated subject so we signpost you to where you may find extra help. We also highlight the special treatment you may receive when you sell your home or if you go overseas.

CGT is a tax charged if you sell, give away, exchange or otherwise dispose of an asset and make a profit or gain.

It is not the amount of money you receive for the asset but the gain you make that is taxed.

GOV.UK has some basic commentary on CGT and examples.

You can find more detailed commentary on CGT in the other tax issues section.

In this section, we also look at capital gains tax on the sale of your home and capital gains tax for individuals not resident in the UK.