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How does capital gains tax influence diamond as an investment?

15 Jul 21

During the past budgetary talks the capital gains tax was a controversial issue. The tax targets capital gains on listed and unlisted shares. Many investors suspiciously followed this discussion. The capital gains tax on shares is coming, but there are alternative investment goods, like gold or diamond as an investment where the tax does not (yet) apply.


If interest rates go down, bond rates go up. The capital gains on bonds are therefore exempt from taxes.

Real estate

In most cases, real estate is also exempt from taxes. There are a few exceptions to this. Whoever resells a house within 5 years after purchase, will need to pay a capital gains tax at a tax rate of 16.5 percent. If it is the only house or if one inherits the house, no taxes are imposed. Rental income is also exempt from taxes. As owner you still have to pay property taxes every year. Theoretically, that tax is based on the cadastral income which is equal to the net rental value. In reality however, the cadastral income – for example with renovated houses – is often a lot lower than the rental value.

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During the running time of the contract there are no additional taxes. Only an entry cost of 2 percent premium tax is charged. New increases in dividend or stock market taxes are never an issue. The only issues are the entry and management costs.

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Gold and diamond

If you buy diamond as an investment or gold and sell it afterwards, you do not need to pay capital gains tax. Such alternative investment goods are hard to track. After all, they do not have to be declared to the tax authorities. When someone is deceased for example, taxes cannot be imposed on gold and diamonds that have not been declared. There is no VAT rate for purchasing and selling gold and diamonds as an investment. If gold or diamonds are part of a jewel, then VAT rates are applied.

You can find more information about diamond as an investment on BNT Diamonds.

Fabienne Rauw
About Fabienne Rauw
BNT Diamonds Antwerp

Fabienne, manager of the German market is able to guide every client with finding the right jewel. She takes care of most of the German orders, but also takes other task on her plate. Thanks to her six years of experience at BNT Diamonds she acquainted well with the product and the marketing around it. Her degree in PR ensures that BNT Diamonds is well presented across all media channels. For anyone looking into a new investment opportunity, Fabienne is the perfect guide in this process. No question will be left unanswered, and she will help you every step of the way.

With this article, BNT Diamonds strives to inform you thoroughly about investing in diamonds. No investment can be guaranteed to be without risk or fully according to your expectations. That is why we recommend to research the risks and aspects of investing in diamond properly to ensure that you make the right choice for your portfolio.