Crypto.com is pleased to announce the launch of Crypto.com Tax in Canada, with plans to expand to other markets in the near future.
Crypto.com Tax simplifies the filing of complex crypto taxes with its user-friendly interface and country-specific tax calculation formulas. This completely free service allows users to easily produce reliable and well-organized crypto tax reports, complete with transaction history and capital gains and losses information. We partnered with competent tax advisors to ensure that the calculation logic complies with existing guidance and laws in Canada for filing crypto taxes.
Users can upload a CSV file or use API synchronization with major platforms like the Crypto.com App to import crypto transaction records from approved exchanges and wallets. Crypto.com Tax can provide users with an estimate of taxable gains/losses on related crypto transactions in a matter of minutes, which can then be downloaded for tax reporting.
Is cryptocurrency subject to taxation?
For tax purposes in Canada, cryptocurrency is classified as a commodity. Depending on the situation and the individual’s purpose, income from crypto transactions is viewed as either capital gain/loss or business income. When users sell bitcoin, they must record the sale on their Canadian personal income tax return. On the CRA website, cryptocurrency disposition is defined as follows:
- Sell or make a gift of cryptocurrency
- Trade or exchange cryptocurrency, including disposing of one cryptocurrency to get another cryptocurrency
- Convert cryptocurrency to government-issued currency, such as Canadian dollars
- Use cryptocurrency to buy goods or services
- Crypto.com Tax has complete integration with common exchanges and wallets, as well as a user-friendly interface that allows you to get the job done quickly.
- Crypto.com Tax is the market’s first crypto tax product that offers completely free services to anyone who wants to file their crypto taxes. We’ll do the estimate for you at no expense, no matter how many transactions you’ve had in the previous years.
- Our user interface is simple and intuitive, with the aim of providing the best possible user experience when dealing with tax issues. Before your final results are generated, you can review all of the results.
How does tax reporting work?
To plan for your tax returns, it’s mandatory to have complete information of your cryptocurrency transactions of all exchange and wallet accounts from the time you purchased your first crypto. Even Though, you are only filing your tax return for 2020, in order for the cost basis to be reflected, the complete transaction history needs to be submitted for appropriate results.
You can export your Crypto.com Wallet App transaction log into a CSV file. Next, upload the CSV file to Crypto.com Tax. For tax reporting of other exchanges/wallets, visit the website and follow the instructions to connect API or upload CSV file.
How do I know if my cryptocurrency is taxed?
Essentially, if you are a traditional crypto trader who treats cryptocurrency trading as a hobby, your taxable profits would be measured by subtracting the proceeds from the modified cost base of the crypto-multiplied by 50%. Any proceeds from the sale are considered capital gains and are taxed accordingly.
The income from disposition, on the other hand, would be called business income/loss if you were running a crypto business (not a hobby). Crypto.com Tax does not support business purpose transactions at this time. As a result, if your crypto transactions are business-related rather than recreational, this might not be the best tool for you.
Cryptocurrency Transactions and Taxes
Purchasing cryptocurrency (for example, CAD BTC)
Purchasing cryptocurrency is not a taxable case. However, it’s important to keep track of the purchase price (along with any related fees), since this becomes the cryptocurrency’s cost basis and can be used to calculate capital gains/losses for future taxable events (i.e. dispositions, etc.)
Selling Cryptocurrency (e.g. BTC CAD) is being sold
A taxable case is the exchange of cryptocurrency for fiat currency. Subtracting the cost basis and related costs (discussed in more detail in the commission session below) from the proceeds yields the capital gains/losses.
Property laws in other countries
If you own more than CAD100,000 in “specified foreign property” in a given year, the CRA needs you to file the Foreign Income Verification Statement (T1135). Some cryptocurrencies can be classified as “international property” depending on their location, which is not always in the country defined by the fiat currency.