Long Term Capital Gain


  • Profit from the sale of a capital asset that is held for more than one year (12 months).

perpetual capital gain


Alternate Spellings
Capital gain

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Capital Gain (CG) Acronym, Important,
    • The profit made by the seller when real estate or other capital assets are sold. Capital gains are taxed more favourably than earned income. However, this can be dependent on your tax bracket and the length of time you owned the asset before it was sold. You could pay approximately one-third to one-half less tax than you would pay on the same amount of earned salary.
  • Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Acronym, Canada,
    • A tax on profits from the sale of real estate or investments.
  • Capital Loss Definition,
    • When an asset is sold for less than what you paid, or less than its adjusted basis, it is a capital loss. However, when it comes to taxes a capital loss is not always bad because you can use it to reduce the amount of income being taxed by the amount of the loss, up to $3,000 per year. If your loss is more significant, the excess (or capital loss carryover) can be carried forward indefinitely until the total loss is used.
  • Long-term Capital Loss Definition,
    • Your profit from the sale of a capital asset that you held for more than 12 months.
  • Long-term Liabilities Definition,
    • Money owed over a period longer than 12 months, such as mortgages, bank loans, and other obligations.
  • Pre-Tax Operating Income (PTOI) Acronym,
    • The operating income generated by a company, less expenses, before taxes have been paid.
  • Short-Term Capital Gain (STCG) Acronym,
    • Your gain from the sale of a capital asset that you held for one year or less.
  • Short-term Capital Loss Definition,
    • Your loss from the sale of a capital asset that you held for one year or less.
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