Taxation of Gold and Silver in European Union’s countries

Whether you are investing in gold or silver, the tax applied on your investment will be very different depending on your country of residence. As an investor, it is necessary that you know the applied taxation (VAT, taxes on capital gains, wealth, etc …). Orobel offers in this article the different tax systems applied in the country on precious metals gold and silver.

Country

Gold

Silver

  Notes
Purchase Selling Purchase Selling

FRANCE

None 10,5 % tax on precious metals 20 % tax 10,5 % on precious metals Precious metals enter in the declaration of ISF.
Tax PV: abatement of 5% per year from the third year of ownership. However, to qualify, we must be able to produce a receipt showing the price and date of acquisition. After 22 years of detention, there is a total exemption from tax  
34,5 % tax on added value 34,5 % on added value

BELGIUM

None None None 21 % VAT  

SWISS

None None 8 % VAT None Precious metals enter in the declaration of ISF. 

ITALY

None

For companies : 6 % tax on added value.

For private investors : 12,5 % tax on added value.

21 % VAT

For companies : 6 % tax on added value.

For private investors : 12,5 % tax on added value.

 

UNITED KINGDOM

None 18 % tax on added value (Capital Gains Tax) 17,5 % VAT 18 % tax on added value (Capital Gains Tax)  CGT applies only
on bullion and coins
who does not legally courses

IRELAND

 None 25 % tax on added value (Capital Gains Tax) 21 % VAT 25 % tax on added value (Capital Gains Tax)  

SPAIN

 None 20 % tax on added value 16 % VAT None   Rate can softly change from a region to another.

GERMANY

 None  None

19 % VAT for bullions

7 % VAT for coins

None   

CANADA

 None

Capital Gains Tax :
50% allowance since the 1st year of ownership. The 50% remaining will have to be included in the income tax form.

None  Capital Gains Tax :
50% allowance since the 1st year of ownership. The 50% remaining will have to be included in the income tax form.
 More infos ont the Canada Revenue Agency’s website.

UNITED STATES

None 28 % Capital Gains Tax   None  28 % Capital Gains Tax  Gold and Silver are considered as “collectibles” > Plus d’infos

 

 

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