capital gains

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Capital gains tax is designed only to tax profits made during one’s ownership of an asset.

I am trying to help my elderly mother relocate to be nearer me. She has two properties. One is her main residence, bought in 2005 for €485,000. It’s a(...)

Photograph: Frank Miller

My husband and I bought a second house to rent out in 2006 which is worth less now than the purchase price. We owe €80,000 of a mortgage at 1.35 per c(...)

Capital losses remain a stark reality for many people who were invested in the boom years, and not just in property. Photograph: iStockphoto/Thinkstock/Getty

I am sitting on an unrealised loss on an investment property purchased at the height of the boom. I am also sitting on unrealised profits on a portfol(...)

Each unit fund investment is treated as an individual entity and the tax applicable is exit tax and not capital gains tax. Photograph: iStockPhoto

Thank you for dealing with my recent letter and demolishing most of my arguments! Concerning offsetting losses, such as are allowed under capital ga(...)

“I made a loss on a foreign property. Am I right that I can set the amount off against future gains?” Image: iStock

Question I made a loss on a foreign property a number of years ago. The property was declared and fully compliant with Revenue. At the time of dispos(...)

Should you become mentally incapacitated, you would  wish that the person making decisions on your behalf is someone you know and trust, and preferably someone whom you have briefed on your preferences in the case of  such an eventuality

Because of family circumstances, it has been suggested to us that we should think about an enduring power of attorney (EPA). We are a married couple b(...)

UK property is subject to a  new capital gains tax regime for non-residents selling property they own in the UK. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

I have a property in the UK for which I think the sale will go through before April 6th. So it will probably not be affected by the recent change on c(...)

I own a property in the UK but reside here. I was recently alerted by a headline, “Non-residents to pay capital gains tax on UK house sales”. I quote (...)

The history of Eircom since its initial public offering in 1999 is complicated. Can you find the 1999-2013 capital history and give it in your column?(...)

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