If you made a Capital Gain in 2010 from selling or disposing of an asset, congratulations! Making a gain of any sort is quite an achievement in these difficult times. That said, don’t celebrate for too long, as the deadline is looming for payment of your Capital Gains Tax (CGT) liability.
For Capital Gains arising in the period 1 January 2010 to 30 November 2010, the due date for payment is 15 December 2010. For gains made in the month of December 2010, the payment deadline is 31 January 2011.
Although these are very tight deadlines (as short as 15 days for a sale made in late November), it is essential to meet them, as Revenue charge interest on late payments.
To make a payment to Revenue for the January – November period, download and complete a CGT payslip attach your cheque or draft payment, and forward it to The Collector-General, FREEPOST, Sarsfield House, Francis Street, Limerick.
If you dispose of property in 2010, you must also submit a tax return to Revenue in respect of the disposal. This can be done by using a Form CG1 or Form 11 tax return, and applies regardless of whether you have a CGT liability on the disposal.
The due date for filing such a return for 2010 is 31 October 2011. Late- or non-filers are charged an additional surcharge of 5-10% of the liability, so it is very much in your interest to file on time.