2020 Long Term Capital Gain
Tax Rates

Long-Term Capital Gain Tax Rates

Tax RateRate

               Single

Joint

Head of Household

0%

$0 to $40,000
$0 to $80,000
$0 to $53,600

15%

$40,001 to $441,450
$80,001 to $496,600
$53,601 to $469,050

20%

$441,451 and up
$496,601 and up
$469,051 and up

Example: If you’re single you’ll pay zero capital gains tax if your total taxable income is no more than $40,000. You’ll pay 15 percent on capital gains if your taxable income is $40,001 to $441,450. If your taxable income is above that income level, the rate is 20 percent. In addition, capital gains may be subject to the net investment income tax (NIIT) of 3.8 percent if income is above certain amounts.