$750,000 Capital Gains Deduction

You can make use of the lifetime $750,000 capital gains deduction if you dispose of shares in a qualified small business corporation, a qualified farm property, or a qualified fishing property. If you have already claimed the $100,000 personal capital gain exemption (ended in 1994) then this reduces the available lifetime capital gains to $650,000. You must also verify whether you have claimed allowable business investment losses (ABIL) in prior years or have cumulative net investment losses (CNIL) as of December 31, 2008, as these items will also affect the amount of exemption that can be claimed.

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