Cryptocurrency. Some need to knows.

Our Financial Planning, Tax Investigations, UK tax and US tax teams have created the following insights covering topics ranging from HMRC's position on Cryptoassets, to advice for those who have integrated it into their portfolios. 

Decrypting cryptoassets - the UK personal tax implications


Our private client tax expert David Conway answers these questions:

  • Has HMRC issued guidance surrounding cryptoassets?
  • What are cryptoassets?
  • How does Capital Gains Tax apply?
  • Would I need to pay income tax?

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Should you invest in cryptocurrency?


Our next article written by our partner Matt gives you an insight into:

  • The recent surge in popularity around Crypto
  • Are you aware of what you're investing into?
  • Crypto myths and its regulation
  • Are cryptocurrencies here to stay?
  • Do they have a place in portfolios?

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Where is my cryptocurrency?


In this article, David Conway returns to explore these topics:

  • What is the general position of crypto tax
  • The importance in the location of crypto-assets and how this affects your tax
  • HMRC's stance
  • Response from the tax profession

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Cryptocurrency - could you require a HMRC disclosure?

Antony, our Tax Investigations specialist will explore:

  • What happens when receiving crypto in exchange of services (Employed and Self-employed)
  • Trading in Cryptocurrency
  • What happens when purchasing, selling or exchanging coins
  • Negligible value claim
  • Problems in calculating capital gains

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The US taxation of crypto assets


This insight written by our US tax expert Holly will cover:

  • How the IRS views cryptoassets
  • Examples of taxable events in the cryptoasset space
  • How crypto is taxed if purchasing or receiving payment
  • 'Short term' and 'Long term' tax implications

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“Given the sharp downturn in the crypto market in recent weeks, investors may be finding themselves realising large losses on their assets as well as potential coins which are now worthless. While large gains will inevitably give rise to tax bills, losses realised on cryptoassets can be used to offset any other capital gains, such as shares and property, and are not restricted to just other crypto gains.

Click here for more information on cryptoassets and capital losses.

David Conway, Associate Director - Buzzacott

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