Enter the purchase price ($) and the sale price ($) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Capital Gains Loss. 

Capital Gains Loss Formula



  • CPL is the Capital Gains Loss ($)
  • PP is the purchase price ($)
  • SP is the sale price ($)

To calculate Capital Gains Loss, subtract the sale price from the purchase price.

How to Calculate Capital Gains Loss?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Capital Gains Loss.

  1. First, determine the purchase price ($). 
  2. Next, determine the sale price ($). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = CPL = PP – SP.
  4. Finally, calculate the Capital Gains Loss.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

purchase price ($) = 2340

sale price ($) = 234