Understanding Coinbase taxes

For the 2021 tax year, 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 season?

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?

You can download your transaction history in the Reports section of Coinbase.com and the statements section of Pro to download Pro transactions.

To calculate your gains/losses for the year and to establish a cost basis for your transactions, we recommend connecting your account to CoinTracker. Learn more about using CoinTracker

Where can I download my tax report?

You can download your tax report under Documents in Coinbase Taxes. Learn more about how to use these forms and reports

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.

For other specialized reports, we recommend connecting your account to CoinTracker. Learn more about 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

To correct your TIN and/or name, please contact Coinbase Support. Learn more about the IRS B-Notice.

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.


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