UK Tax Forms to Include Category for Crypto Assets

• The UK Treasury announced that they are introducing a new category for crypto assets in their self-assessment tax forms.
• This line will appear in the 2024–25 tax year and is estimated to bring in 10 million British pounds of revenue.
• The Chartered Institute of Taxation welcomed the move but highlighted the need for additional measures to counter “widespread ignorance” of crypto asset taxation.

UK Introduces Crypto Tax Category

The United Kingdom recently announced a new category for crypto assets in their self-assessment tax forms. This line should appear in tax forms in 2024–25, with an expected budget revenue of 10 million British pounds ($12 million).

Recept from UK Treasury

His Majesty’s Treasury published a report paper on the national budget for Spring 2023 which includes this amendment to the self-assessment forms for crypto assets. The table of anticipated expenses and revenues of the national budget includes this line only from 2025–26, meaning that British citizens would have to declare them firstly during the previous tax year — 2024–25.

Support from Chartered Institute of Taxation

The changes were welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), with Gary Ashford, its deputy president, stating: “Highlighting the need to declare crypto asset transactions in the tax return will help raise awareness of people’s obligations in this area.” However, Ashford also highlighted a need for additional measures to counter “widespread ignorance” regarding cryptocurrency taxation.

Crypto Regulations Update

The introduction of a separate category for cryptocurrencies within U.K.’s self assessment form is part of its gradual development towards an extensive crypto framework. Alongside this news, U.K.’s banks HSBC and Nationwide have also banned purchasing cryptocurrencies with credit cards earlier this month due to concerns over potential fraud and money laundering cases associated with these transactions.


This news shows that as cryptocurrencies become more commonplace globally, governments are keen on updating their regulations accordingly to ensure proper oversight and implementation which benefits investors and industry participants alike while protecting financial markets from possible risks associated with such digital assets.