Qualifications for Coinbase tax form 1099-MISC


The Coinbase tax center is only available to retail trading customers. If you are a Coinbase Pro user, we suggest using alternative tools for tax reporting such as CoinTracker or TurboTax. For more info, visit our help article: Use TurboTax or CoinTracker to report on cryptocurrency.

Coinbase issues an IRS form called 1099-MISC to report miscellaneous income rewards to US customers that meet certain criteria. You can find all of your IRS forms in the Documents section of your Coinbase Tax Center.

Coinbase no longer issues an IRS Form 1099-K.

1099-MISC criteria:

  • 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 Learning rewards, USDC Rewards, and/or staking

This is income paid to you by Coinbase, so you may need Coinbase’s tax identification number (TIN) when you file your taxes: 45-5293997. 

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