UHY Ross Brooke Chartered Accountants

Crypto Business Start-up

Many considerations for business start-ups are the same, whether the business is started up and run in the crypto sphere under DeFi, traditional Centralised Finance, or a hybrid.

Planning ahead

Before kick-starting your crypto business, consider the following, all of which we can support you with:

  • Taking business advice – to maximise your chance of success
  • Business structure which may include company incorporation
  • Business plans, forecasts and cashflow
  • Funding requirements
  • VAT registration and advice
  • How to minimise direct taxation
  • Method of payment of goods, services and wages – in crypto or traditional currencies?
  • What expenses can be claimed against tax
  • Business or private vehicles
  • Record keeping, including crypto and tax software
  • Other related issues such as legal requirements, pensions, insurances etc

Do you really have to pay tax on a crypto business?

Whether you operate a business wholly or partly in the crypto sphere, your venture must still be legal and tax compliant. The penalty for non-compliancy or tax evasion can be high; HMRC has access to an increasing amount of information and is pursuing non-payers.

Because this is a new area, HMRC have only issued limited guidance, so to determine the tax position for any crypto related businesses we must refer back to traditional tax rules and apply these accordingly.

However, because crypto is not recognized as a currency for tax purposes it is not always easy to know which rules to apply. That is why you need to use a specialist crypto accountant.

Get in touch with us – we have specialists in crypto taxation, business advisory and tax compliancy, so we can help you to stay on the right side of the law. It’s better to start off correctly than try to clear up the mess later.


How we can help

We have an experienced team of crypto tax advisors familiar with the unique challenges relating to crypto trading and currency who can provide support with:

Meet our Crypto Tax Specialist Advisors​

Phil Kinzett-Evans crypto tax director

Phil Kinzett-Evans

Crypto Tax Director

Joshu Pearce, Tax Manager, Crypto Tax specialist

Joshua Pearce

Senior Crypto Tax Manager

Tom Annat, Senior tax manager, crypto tax specialist

Tom Annat

Senior Crypto Tax Manager

crypto tax specialist UK

Chris Davies

Crypto and AI Director

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