# What is the indexation allowance?

## What is the indexation allowance?

Indexation allowance is given to allow for the effect of inflation on the value of assets and is based on the Retail Price Index (RPI). When calculating the tax position on the disposal of a company asset, indexation allowance is deducted from the unindexed gain but can only reduce it to nil.

## How is indexation allowance calculated example?

The indexation allowance is found by multiplying the indexation factor by the cost of the asset. The indexation allowance is, therefore, £80,000 x 0.074 = £5,920. The gain chargeable to corporation tax is, therefore, £100,000 – (£80,000 + £5,920) = £14,080.

When did indexation allowance end?

Indexation lasted from March 1982 until April 1998, when it was “frozen” for assets owned by individuals or trustees, and taper relief (also to be abolished) was introduced to replace it.

How do you calculate capital gains tax on indexation?

In case of short-term capital gain, capital gain = final sale price – (the cost of acquisition + house improvement cost + transfer cost). In case of long-term capital gain, capital gain = final sale price – (transfer cost + indexed acquisition cost + indexed house improvement cost).

### What is indexation example?

Social Security payments, for example, are indexed to the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index. In such a case, the original purchase price is adjusted for inflation when calculating long-term capital gains that will be taxed when those debt funds are sold.

### How do you calculate index factor?

Index Factor means, on any given day, the amount equal to the closing value of the Index on that day divided by the closing value of the Index on the Inception Date. Index Factor means an amount equal to 1 + (2 × Index Performance Ratio).

Why is the CGT indexation allowance being frozen?

The indexation allowance is given when companies calculate chargeable gains and is a tax relief which allows companies to write off the inflation from the value of an asset when it is sold. The freeze in this allowance means that companies will not receive relief…

Where can I find the capital gains indexation allowance?

You can find earlier HMRC Indexation Allowances on the National Archive website. The capital gains Indexation Allowance has been frozen and the chargeable gain will be calculated up to December 2017.

## When is the indexation allowance given to a company?

The indexation allowance is given when companies calculate chargeable gains and is a tax relief which allows companies to write off the inflation from the value of an asset when it is sold.

## When did HMRC stop indexation of capital gains?

HMRC Indexation Allowance rates from 1 January 2015 to December 2017 to calculate the chargeable gains of companies or organisations. From 1 January 2018 the capital gains Indexation Allowance has been frozen.