Capital gains or Income Tax

Hi, in the UK how do they judge whether you have to pay capital gains or income tax? I’m considering using a bot which would make trades everyday. Because of the frequency of the trades, despite me not considering myself a professional, would HRMC deem me a professional and therefore deem it income tax?


Pretty sure all gains/losses made through trading are counted towards Capital Gains (you have a £12,300 capital gains tax allowance which is separate to your income tax allowance). Gains made from airdrops, staking, mining, etc are counted towards income tax though. I don’t personally think that just using a trading bot would mean that HMRC would suddenly see you as a professional though. Perhaps best to send them an email if you’re unsure.