2018 Long Term Capital Gain Tax Rates

The 2018 long-term capital gain tax rates are based on taxable income. The table below shows the rates based on your taxable income and filing status. Also, please note that capital gains are subject to the additional net investment income tax (NIIT) of 3.8 percent for singles with modified AGI exceeding $200,000 and for married couples with AGI exceeding $250,000.

Long-Term Capital Gain Tax Rates

Tax RateRate



Head of Household


$0 to $38,600

$0 to $77,200

$0 to $51,700


$38,601 to $425,800

$77,201 to 479,900

$51,701 to $452,400


$425,801 and up

$479,001 and up

$452,401 and up

Example: If you’re single you’ll pay zero capital gains tax if your total taxable income is no more than $38,600. You’ll pay 15 percent on capital gains if your taxable income is $38,601 to $425,800. If your taxable income is above that income level, the rate is 20 percent.