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The advantages of calculating your property gains tax

Calculate your property gains tax in no time at all and optimize your tax strategy. We show you how high the tax in your canton would be if you were to sell your property today.

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Avoid unexpected tax charges because you know your tax burden in advance.

Property gains tax in just three steps

Details of your property

You provide information about the relevant key data of your property. Based on this, the net profit can be evaluated, which serves as the basis for calculation.

The tax is determined

We then calculate the property gains tax due based on all your details and cantonal tax laws.

Receive result by e-mail

Once you have completed the form, you will receive the property gains tax details and an estimate of your real estate market value as a PDF by e-mail. You can decide in one call whether you would like to discuss the results with one of our experts.

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Get a comprehensive overview of market and development data for your municipality and see the changes over the last six months at a glance.

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FAQs - the most important questions about real estate valuation

How is the real estate gains tax calculated?

The property gains tax is based on the realized property gain, which is the difference between the original purchase price and the current sales price. In addition, the period of ownership of the property is included in the calculation and the calculated profit is subject to a corresponding tax rate.

How does the length of ownership affect property gains tax?

The duration of property ownership has a direct influence on the amount of property gains tax. As a general rule, the longer the property has been in the seller’s possession, the lower the tax. However, some cantons levy a tax surcharge for ownership periods of less than 5 years in order to prevent speculation. The discounted cash flow method (DCF) quantifies the expected income from investment properties and calculates their present value using the discount rate. The hedonic method is used for owner-occupied properties and compares property and location-specific characteristics with transactions from the past.”

Which costs are deductible from property gains tax?

Sales costs, such as estate agent, notary and advertising costs, as well as costs for value-enhancing investments can be deducted from the property gains tax.

How does the principle of replacement procurement work?

By purchasing a replacement property within a reasonable period of time – usually 1 to 5 years, depending on the canton – the property gains tax can be waived. It is important that both the newly acquired property and the sold property are the seller’s place of residence. This regulation also applies to properties used for agricultural purposes.

How is the tax rate determined?

The tax rate varies depending on the location of the property and how long it has been owned. The tax is due in the municipality or canton in which the property is located, and the calculation of the tax rate differs from canton to canton.

Who is obliged to pay property gains tax?

As a rule, the tax is paid by the seller of the property, regardless of whether it is a private individual or a legal entity. However, there are agreements in which the tax is split between the buyer and seller.

When does the real estate gains tax not apply?

Property gains tax can be deferred in the event of death or the purchase of a replacement property in the same canton. If the seller reinvests the profit in a similar property within a reasonable period of time, the tax on the property sold is waived. Almost every canton offers exemptions for natural persons.

What is the difference between the dualistic and monistic system?

Depending on the canton, two different systems are used for property gains tax: In the monistic system, the tax is levied on profits from business properties (cantons BE, BL, BS, JU, NW, SZ, TI, UR, ZH). In the dualistic system, profits from commercial properties sold are subject to income or profit tax. This may vary from canton to canton.

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