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The basics of crypto tax for UK individuals
The lowdown on what’s taxable, how it should be treated, how and where to report and what rate of tax you can expect to pay.
Fast crypto tax facts
What's actually taxable?
From selling to airdrops, here are the major crypto activities that need to be considered for tax in the UK.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- What does HMRC classify as a cryptoasset?
- HMRC defines cryptoassets as “cryptographically secured digital representations of value or contractual rights” that have the potential to be transferred, stored and traded electronically.
- What's a disposal?
- A disposal is the relinquishing of ownership of an asset during a transaction. For example, selling BTC is a disposal, since you no longer own the BTC. Whatever is received in return for the disposal is the disposal proceeds for tax purposes. Disposals can generate gains that are taxable under Capital Gains Tax.
- Which taxes apply to cryptocurrencies in the UK?
- The main taxes that apply to cryptocurrency gains or losses in the UK are Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and Income Tax. For the large majority of cryptocurrency users, CGT is the applicable tax.
- What's an acquisition?
- An acquisition is receiving of ownership of an asset during a transaction. For example, buying BTC is an acquisition, since you now own BTC. Whatever you pay to acquire the asset are allowable costs for tax purposes. Acquisitions can generate income that are taxable under Income Tax.