The complex question of CGT
By Simon Sweetman
If you browse the websites where people seek answers to their tax questions the first thing that comes to mind (apart from "how did you get in that sort of mess?") is just how many questions there are about aspects of CGT: easily half the total submitted. On a rough complexity to yield ratio it would far outstrip any other tax.
It also offers some idea of how many people try to complete (or not complete) tax returns including CGT without taking professional advice.
Whether they heed the rough and ready advice available from some tax websites we do not know.