What is Tax Rate for Long Term Capital Gains?

Long Term Capital Gains are Taxed at a Different Rate Than Short Term Capital Gains

If you earned a profit in 2014 from selling an asset such as stock shares or a house, you’ll need to report it as a long term capital gain on your 2014 tax return.

Long term capital gains are taxed differently than short term gains and other income. In fact, long term capital gains are taxed at a lower rate.

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What Are the Marginal Tax Rates for California in 2013?

Find out how much money you will owe California when you file state taxes

California is one of the highest taxing states in the country. So it makes sense for Californians to plan ahead and see how much money the state is going to take instead of getting surprised by a big bill next winter.

California’s marginal tax rates for 2013 are as follows. Note that different rates apply to those filing as single and to married couples filing a joint return.

Single Tax Rates

Income Bracket

Tax Rate

$0 – $7,123 1%
$7,124 – $16,889 2%
$16,890 – $26,656 4%
$26,657 – $37,004 6%
$37,005 – $46,765 8%
$46,766 – $999,999 9.3%
$1,000,000+ 10.3%


Married Filing Jointly Tax Rates

Income Bracket

Tax Rate

$0 – $14,427 1%
$14,248 – $33,779 2%
$33,780 – $53,313 4%
$53,314 – $74,009 6%
$74,010 – $93,531 8%
$93,532 – $1,999,999 9.3%
$2,000,000+ 10.3%

Like the federal system, each of these rates applies only to your income that falls within that specific bracket. Your top rate does not apply to all of your income.

For example, if you make $40,000, you only have to pay 8% on the $2,995 that falls above that bracket’s $37,005 threshold. You would pay 1% on your first $7,123 of income, 2% on the next $9,765, etc.

California has some of the most complicated state taxes in the nation. Thankfully, when you file with RapidTax, all this math is taken care of for you automatically.

Photo via Mike Behnken on Flickr.

2013 Income Tax Rates

Here’s the individual income tax rates for 2013

If you still need to file your 2013 taxes, you may need a reminder of the 2013 income tax rates. These rates will play a major role in how much your 2013 tax refund or tax due total will be.

2013 Income Tax Rate Table

The 2013 tax rates for the bottom six brackets remain unchanged from 2012. The biggest change is the addition of a new rate of 39.6% for individuals with incomes above $400,000 and married couples filing jointly with incomes above $450,000. Continue reading “2013 Income Tax Rates”