For the 2021 tax season, US customers can use Coinbase Taxes to find everything needed to file Coinbase.com taxes. Coinbase Taxes will help you understand what Coinbase.com activity is taxable, your gains or losses, earned income on Coinbase, and the information and reports (including IRS forms) you need to file.
Check out our frequently asked questions found within the Coinbase Taxes Summary section for more information.
Important: Non-US customers won’t receive any forms from Coinbase and must utilize their transaction history report to fulfill their local tax obligations.
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Below you’ll find helpful information about including your Coinbase.com activity in your taxes.
What are my crypto tax obligations for the 2021 tax year?
There are two types of crypto taxes in the US: capital gains and income. Learn more about how US taxes and crypto work.
Where can I download my transaction history?
Where can I download my tax report?
Coinbase Taxes reflects your activity on Coinbase.com but doesn’t include Coinbase Pro activity. Visit the Statements section of Pro to download Pro transactions.
Will I get any tax forms from Coinbase for the 2021 tax season?
You may receive an IRS form called 1099-MISC from Coinbase to report miscellaneous income from rewards.
Qualifying criteria to receive a 1099-MISC includes the following:
You’re a Coinbase customer AND
You’re a US person for tax purposes AND
You’ve earned $600 or more in miscellaneous income such as rewards or fees from Coinbase Earn, USDC Rewards, and/or staking in 2021
You can find your history of IRS forms under Documents in Coinbase Taxes, including a digital copy of your 1099-MISC for 2021, if you received one. You’ll also receive a paper copy of your 1099-MISC via the mail in February, unless you opt to go paperless in Preferences in Coinbase Taxes.
Learn more about IRS forms.
Does Coinbase provide a Form 1099-K?
For the 2021 tax year, we won’t issue a Form 1099-K for trades on Coinbase.
Does Coinbase provide a Form 1099-B?
We don’t issue a Form 1099-B.
Does my gains/losses report include activity from Coinbase Pro or other products?
Only your personal trading activity from Coinbase.com is included in your gains and losses report. Any activity from other trading platforms or other Coinbase products (including Coinbase Wallet, Pro, Institutional, or Prime) isn’t included. If you have additional taxable activity elsewhere, we recommend using CoinTracker.
How are trading fees treated for tax purposes?
Trading fees are included in your cost basis (what you paid for your crypto) and excluded from your proceeds (what you earn from selling or trading).
Are tax forms available for international customers?
At this time, we don’t provide tax forms for international customers. Please utilize your transaction history to fulfill any local tax filing obligations.
What’s a B-Notice and why did I receive one from the IRS?
You may receive an IRS B-Notice if there are any discrepancies with your tax identification number (TIN) and legal name used by Coinbase to file Form 1099 with the IRS. The B-Notice will:
Prescribe the information needed to resolve the B-Notice
Inform you if you’re required to provide any additional information beyond updating or correcting your name or TIN
Are my crypto donations tax deductible?
Charitable contributions of cryptocurrency may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor regarding your personal tax circumstances.
Where can I donate cryptocurrency?
We recommend donating cryptocurrency through GiveCrypto. GiveCrypto is a non-profit organization that distributes cryptocurrency to people living in poverty by connecting them to an open financial system.