How does personal taxation work on sale of company shares (London)?


So I received some stock as part of my compensation and wondered how it is dealt with by HMRC. Let's say I received £6k of stock and I immediately sell, do I then have £6k of capital gains to report? What tax-rate am I paying on this?

Not entirely sure of the tax-code here and hoped someone with some experience could help.

Thanks in advance!

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Aug 29, 2021 - 4:59am

You need to talk to a tax advisor, likely most of your colleagues have one, I'd ask them for an intro.

The tax implications are different if the company is un/listed, the length of the holding period, if the shares are issued as part of a Share Incentive Plan or otherwise assumed purchased with your salary etc.

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