Calculating and reporting your capital gains and losses

Note: Line 12700 was line 127 before tax year 2019.

This section provides information on calculating your capital gains and losses, and on completing Schedule 3 and line 12700 of your return.


Completing your income tax return

On line 12700, enter the positive amount from line 19900 on your Schedule 3. If the amount on line 19900 on your Schedule 3 is negative (a loss), do not claim the amount on line 12700 of your tax return. The CRA will register it on our system. Keep track of this loss, which you can use to reduce your taxable capital gains of other years.

Report your gains or losses in Canadian dollars. Use the exchange rate that was in effect on the day of the transaction or, if there were transactions at various times throughout the year, you can use the Exchange Rates or Annual Average Exchange Rates (1997 to 2017).

If you need detailed information on how to report your capital gains or losses, see Completing Schedule 3.

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