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Selling Shares Within An ISA Help Please?

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Selling Shares Within An ISA Help Please?

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Postby Melanie » April 25th, 2018, 8:58 am

Hi all,

Just a quick question - If I were to invest my full 20k allowance into my stocks & shares ISA, spend the whole amount on shares right away and then find that the value of my shares has increased such that it would be worthwhile selling them, what happens when my account is then holding more than my 20k limit?

Eg. I invest my max 20k on 6th April, buy 20k of shares in the middle of April, then in December I see that they are now worth 25k, so decide to sell. As of December, I now have 25k cash in my S&S ISA account for this tax year, is the extra 5k classed as profit? Can I purchase new shares with the whole 25k, or, as it will be over the 20k limit, will I have to withdraw the extra 5k to bring it back down to the limit?

Many thanks in advance,

Mel :)

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Re: Selling Shares Within An ISA Help Please?

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Postby swill453 » April 25th, 2018, 9:08 am

You don't need to worry, once it's in the ISA it can go up, down, sideways or whatever and it doesn't matter, it's all tax free and you can sell, reinvest, withdraw or transfer without limit.

The limits only apply to new money going into the ISA.

Scott.

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Re: Selling Shares Within An ISA Help Please?

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Postby FredBloggs » April 25th, 2018, 9:08 am

Nothing happens. Your ISA now has your original GBP 20k plus the investment gains. Everyone is happy except Mr Hammond, I suspect.

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Re: Selling Shares Within An ISA Help Please?

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Postby Alaric » April 25th, 2018, 9:16 am

Melanie wrote:what happens when my account is then holding more than my 20k limit?


Absolutely nothing. ISAs are policed solely on the amount you contribute every year rather than their value. It also means that if you buy stocks or funds where the annual reporting might be complicated, foreign dividends for example, they should be the ones in the ISA if you need to make a choice.

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Re: Selling Shares Within An ISA Help Please?

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Postby Melanie » April 25th, 2018, 5:26 pm

Thank you!

Music to our ears :D

Matt and Mel


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