Capital Gains Calculator

Capital gains rates are designed to encourage long-term investing. Most people can get a significant advantage from holding stock investments for more than one year.

Here is a simple capital gains calculator, to help you see what effects the current rates will have in your own life.

Fill in the fields in bold to calculate tax savings

Property you are selling

Selling price of property:
Commissions and settlement costs:
Net Selling Price:
Basis in property you are selling

(complete only one option below)

If purchased, original cost of property:
If inherited, market value at time of inheritance:
If received as a gift, purchase price by giftor:
Depreciation taken since property acquired:
Basis in property you are selling:

Tax Rates

Federal tax rate due to appreciation:
Federal tax rate on depreciation recapture:
State tax rate on total gain:

Tax Calculations

Gain on sale
Federal tax on capital gains:
Federal tax on depreciation recapture:
Total estimated federal tax:
State tax on total gain:

Total tax savings resulting from deferral of entire gain: