Germany Capital Gains Tax Calculator (Kapitalertragsteuer)

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The Germany Capital Gains Tax Calculator is designed to allow free online calculations for residents and non-residents who have accrued income from capital gains in Germany. The calculator allows quick capital gains tax calculations and more detailed capital gains tax calculations with multiple line items so that you can calculate the total tax due on several sources (your own company and other companies in which you have an interest) that accrue capital gains in Germany in 2023. This calculation provides you with two important pieces of financial information, the first is the amount of tax you owe on capital gains received in Germany, the second is the net amount of capital gains received after tax which allows you to view exactly how your business investments in Germany are performing. Once you have calculated the capital gains tax due, you can print the document or email the capital gains tax document to yourself for later reference.

Germany Capital Gains Tax Calculator 2023

=Capital Gain
xCapital Gain Reduction

=Income Subject to Capital Gain

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How to calculate Capital Gains Tax in Germany

Germany Capital Gains Tax Calculator. This image shows the Germany flag and information relating to the capital gains tax rate formula used for calculating Capital Gains Tax in Germany using the Germany Capital Gains Tax Calculator in 2023

You can calculate Capital Gains Tax in Germany for individuals and corporations (companies) by multiplying the capital gains acrued by the appropriate capital gains tax rate. We have included the Capital Gains Tax formula for Germany so that you can calculate the capital gains tax manually or update your systems with the relevent capital gains tax rates in Germany. The latest capital gains tax rates in Germany for 2023 are displayed in the table below the Capital Gains Tax formula. For those who prefer to use the Germany Capital Gains Tax Calculator rather than calculate the tax manually, we have included a step-by-step guide to using the calculator for quick Capital Gains Tax calculations and more detailed Capital Gains Tax calculations which allows for multiple saving and investment sources (see the guides under "How to use the Germany Capital Gains Tax Calculator").

Germany Capital Gains Tax formula

The Capital Gains Tax accrued in Germany for corporations and individuals is calculated using the following Capital Gains formula:

Capital Gains Tax = a x (b / 100)


  • a = The net capital gains earned that is subject to tax in Germany.
  • b = The relevenat rate of capital gains tax in Germany associated with residence.

Capital Gains Tax Rates in Germany

The table below specifies the relevent capital gains tax rates applicable in Germany, these were last updated in line with the published capital gains tax rates in 2023.

Germany Capital Gains Tax Tables in 2023: Capital Gains Tax Rates and Thresholds (Annual)
Capital Gains Tax RateApplies to:
25%Resident Individuals
25%Non-resident Individuals
25%Resident Corporations
25%Non-resident Corporations

You can view historic capital gains tax rates and other tax rates and allowances in the Germany Tax Tables.

How to use the Germany Capital Gains Tax Calculator

You can view the calculator inline or full screen. The inline view displays the calculator surrounded by the normal menus and links to other tools and supporting information. The full screen view removes or the unnecessary information so you can focus solely on using the Germany Capital Gains Calculator. The following step-by-step guides to calculating capital gains tax online with the Germany Capital Gains Tax Calculator covers all the functions within the capital gains tax calculator:

How to complete a Gains Tax Calculation

  1. Select Normal View or Full Screen View.
  2. Select Individual or Company
  3. Confirm whether the capital gains will be re-invested or not.
  4. Select Resident or Non Resident
  5. Enter the Capital Proceeds (Capital Gain).
  6. Enter the Associated Expenses.

The Capital Gains Tax Calculator will then automatically calculate the tax due based on the details entered.

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