Lightyear offers you 3 statements to have an overview of your account activities and use for tax reporting purposes. Each statement also includes your unique account reference if needed. You can find them on
- mobile app: navigate to your profile at the top left corner and scroll to “Documents”, then choose "Statements"
- web app: select Activity of the left sidebar and then "Download statement"
Please remember that Lightyear cannot give tax advice as it always depends on your personal circumstances and local tax laws. We recommend talking to a local tax professional if you have any specific questions about reporting. Please also see the GOV.UK post "Tax when you sell shares".
- This is an overview that summarises your portfolio and fees, as well as breaks down your portfolio into your open positions.
- It also shows all your transactions (dividends, interest, orders, deposits, withdrawals).
- This is where we disclose everything you’ve earned using the Lightyear platform that isn’t gained from selling shares. It covers interest and dividend payments.
- This statement uses the currency of the entity of your account and does not change when you change your app viewing currency. For instruments which are not priced in your home currency, we have assumed an end-of-day FX on the day of the transaction, when income and gains happened.
Capital gains statement
- This is a statement that will show what you have gained or lost from selling shares at the period of your choice.
- The details display the time you sold the shares, the symbol and name of the instrument, country of the exchange it’s traded in, how many shares you sold (Quantity), how much you paid for these shares (Cost basis), how much you sold the shares for (Proceeds) and how much you either gained or lost from this sell (Capital gains).
- Like with the Income statement, this statement uses the currency of the entity of your account and does not change when you change your app viewing currency. For instruments which are not priced in your home currency, we have assumed an end-of-day FX on the day of the transaction, when income and gains happened.
- When generating this statement, you can choose the cost basis method between FIFO (First In First Out) and Average cost. Always check with your local tax authorities if you’re not sure which method to use.
We don’t withhold taxes from interest and therefore you’re responsible for the appropriate tax reporting and payments, in accordance with your local tax laws. See more about interest from our article "How does interest work?".
Lightyear does not offer ISAs yet but it is definitely on our roadmap. We are in the process of being able to build and offer this product ourselves but it will still take some time to be finalised.
See Dividend taxes