What percentage of capital gains is taxable?

In Canada, capital gains have always received preferential treatment in that they are not 100% taxable. Here is a summary of the history of percentage of capital gains which were subject to tax:

 October 18, 2000 – present: 1/2 of capital gains are taxable.

February 28, 2000 – October 17, 2000: 2/3 of capital gains were taxable

1990 – February 27, 2000: 3/4 of gains were taxable

1988 – 1989: 2/3 of gains were taxable

1972 – 1987: 1/2 of capital gains were taxable

pre 1972: no tax on capital gains

Tax on interest, dividends, and capital gains 

 

 

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