Pillars One and Two are OECD’s response for a need to address international tax reform for digital economies across the globe.
Features and articles
13 February 2020: while experts have hailed the cross-border cryptocurrency strategy outlined in Davos as a potential tipping point, major regulatory and legal hurdles still block the widespread adoption of digital currencies. Mark Taylor reports.
Michelle Robinson of Deloitte examines HMRC’s guidance for businesses that undertake transactions involving exchange tokens, including the scope of HMRC’s guidance, its approach to taxation of cryptoassets, company taxation, venture capital schemes and VAT, among other things.
13 January 2020: banks around the world are developing their own digital currencies, ready for the time when banknotes cease to exist. Professor Gavin Brown believes this shift towards digital currencies could change accounting and finance professions forever.
Helpsheets and guidance
This guidance gives an introduction to crypto-assets for accountants, and how members may encounter clients with these assets. The guidance then outlines the Money Laundering risks that could be associated with clients who hold crypto-assets, and the issues that members will need to consider in their risk assessments.
How do you account for cryptocurrencies? What tax is payable on crypto-transactions? What is the difference between a cryptoasset and a cryptocurrency? What is an ICO? This tech essentials publication provides guidance to help answer some of those questions.
This international research report, in partnership with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), explores the strengths and challenges for Singapore and London as fintech hubs, and identifies the key elements that underpin successful fintech innovation.
The purpose of this technical helpsheet is to consider both the potential accounting treatments under FRS 102 and the presentation of cryptocurrencies within the financial statements. It should be noted that this is an emerging area and practice will no doubt evolve over time.
Finance in a Digital World
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The Bitcoin era has provided both confusion and excitement amongst accountants. As the original cryptocurrency, the value has skyrocketed since its arrival and by its very nature is presenting challenges for accountants, lawyers, tax experts and investors, says CASSL co-chair April Warrier.
This blog was first posted by Eddy James in January 2017 on the Financial Reporting Faculty’s blog. A few years ago there was a lot of talk about Bitcoin, the fledging cryptocurrency that was threatening to take the world by storm. So much so that we included a bluffer’s guide to it in the Financial Reporting Faculty’s journal, By All Accounts, back in July 2014.
Webinars and recordings
Following on from the Tech Faculty’s Tech Essentials guide to cryptocurrency, David Lyford-Smith will cover how to handle cryptocurrencies.
Join Mark Taylor and David Lyford-Smith of ICAEW, and Aynsley Damery of the Clarity Project, for the second in our series of IT Faculty ‘Tech Talks’, this time on the subject of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and how these will affect the future of the accountancy profession.
Chapter 9 of the Fintech book looks at digital currencies and the various applications of the blockchain including what comes next and alternative applications of the blockchain technology to financial services.