HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding anyone with cryptoassets to check if they need to complete a Self Assessment tax return for the 2022-23 tax year.

Any crypto-related income and gains, above the annual tax-free allowance, must be declared on a tax return to avoid any potential penalties.

Tax may be due when a person

  • Receives cryptoassets from employment, if they’re held as part of a trade, or are involved in crypto-related activities that generate an income;
  • Sells or exchanges cryptoassets, including:
    • Selling cryptoassets for money;
    • Exchanging one type of cryptoasset for another;
    • Using cryptoassets to make purchases;
    • Gifting cryptoassets to another person; and
    • Donating cryptoassets to charity.

The deadline to complete a Self Assessment tax return is 31 January 2024.

For any queries on making a tax return for crypto-related income, please get in touch with your usual M+A Partners contact or email