HMRC crypto-asset letters | are you being nudged?

Jan 24, 2022
Aaron is one of our tax partners, Aaron specialises in R&D Tax Relief, VAT, Trusts, Corporate Tax, Business Tax and Capital Gains Tax.

Are you being nudged?

In November 2021 HMRC began sending letters out encouraging UK domiciled individuals to pay income tax and capital gains tax (CGT) on income and gains arising from crypto-asset holdings.

If you have received one of these ‘nudge’ letters you must act upon this. Letters are usually sent to individuals they deem a cause for concern, i.e. when your tax affairs don’t appear to be in order. HMRC may take further action if you don’t respond in receipt of the letter, it is important to be totally co-operative to protect yourself from failure to notify penalties.

Nudge letters could be used as a push in the right direction, giving you a chance to seek expert advice on the effects of investing in crypto-asset holdings. There are a number of complexities to crypto-asset holdings which you could unknowingly fall into the trap of, effectively initiating unintentional tax liabilities.


How can we help?

At Hawsons we have a dedicated team of tax experts at our Sheffield, Doncaster and Northampton offices. Our understanding of the complex issues with crypto asset holdings allow us to provide you with informed tax advice.

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Aaron Hemmington

Tax Partner, Northampton

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