# Capital Gains Tax Question!

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John has a capital loss brought forward of £2500. He has taxable income for the year of £25000.
He sold an asset during the tax year for £21000 (not residential property). He had been left the asset when his grandfather died.
His grandfather had paid £6000 for the asset, and it was valued at £9500 at the time of the death.

1) The gain of the asset is:
2) The amount of loss that will be relieved is:
3) The capital gains tax payable is:
4) The loss to be carried forward to the next year is:

1) 11500
2) 400
3) 0
4) 2100

but I dont understand how the figures where calculated. Would appreciate any help.

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Sales proceeds £21000
Cost £(9500)
Gain £11,500 (1)
b/fwd loss £(400) (2)
AEA (2016/17) £(11,100)
Taxable gain £ -
CGT = £0 (3)

Loss memo:
b/fwd capital loss £2500
Relieved 2016/17 £(400)
Loss c/fwd £2100 (4)

Note: Only use £400 of b/fwd capital loss so we do not waste any of the annual exempt amount.
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omg thank you very much!!