Bitcoin reached its peak in December 2017 at nearly $20,000. Just five months before in July 2017 it was trading at $3,000. Now, nearly seven months later, the value has dropped over half. Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies, are new forms of electronic money, completely free of government control. Read more on bitcoin and taxes here.
As customs and tax collectors are pre-occupied with finalising Brexit, the roll out of new digital tax system known as “Making Tax Digital” has been delayed by HMRC. Making Tax Digital is a scheme designed to simplify the management of individual and business tax payments. The digitalisation of the yearly tax return hopes to phase out the traditional self-employed tax return scheme.