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

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## Capital Gains Loss Formula

CPL = PP - SP

Variables:

- 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.

- First, determine the purchase price ($).
- Next, determine the sale price ($).
- Next, gather the formula from above = CPL = PP – SP.
- Finally, calculate the Capital Gains Loss.
- 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