The complete crypto tax guide to Bitunivex

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What is Bitunivex

Bitunivex is your gateway to the future of digital currency in Australia, offering a sophisticated platform to buy AUDD and be part of Australia's digital evolution. AUDD provides fortified financial freedom, revolutionising the transaction process through seamless cryptocurrency transfers.

  • Bitunivex ensures unprecedented identity safety for its users by maintaining high levels of privacy, making digital presence securely possible.
  • Through the AUDD transfers, Bitunivex streamlines the transaction process, empowering users to efficiently participate in Australia's digital transformation.
  • Bitunivex prioritises users' privacy and data security, implementing robust measures to keep personal information protected and confidential.

Do you have to pay tax on crypto?

With the ATO's initial crypto tax guidelines released back in 2014, it's been clear that crypto is taxable.

In Australia, you're legally required to declare all your income, including what you earn or lose from crypto on Bitunivex.

ATO tax treatment of crypto

There are two types of assessable income that your Bitunivex investments are taxed on in Australia:

Capital Gains Tax (CGT): You’ll end up with capital gains whenever you buy crypto, and later sell it for a higher price. Capital gains and losses can result from trades, swaps, disposals and many other types of transactions.

Example: You purchase Dogecoin on Bitunivex and later sell it, generating a Capital Gain that you must declare CGT on.

Ordinary Income: You can easily end up earning income from a range of sources such as commissions, rewards, airdrops and many more. These sources of income must be declared on your income tax return.

Example: You generate referral commissions on Bitunivex, which must be declared as Ordinary Income.

It's important to understand your crypto taxes. Make sure you know which transaction records to save and how to figure out your taxes to stop mistakes that might flag the ATO.

Penalties for not declaring tax

The ATO has an annual operating budget of over $3.6 billion to administer Australia's tax system. The ATO takes tax avoidance very seriously and has a specialised Black Economy Taskforce to ensure all Australians pay their fair share. Failure to declare taxes in Australia carries serious consequences including penalties, interest charges, fines and criminal prosecution for tax evasion.

Investors who use Bitunivex and dodge their tax obligations by not reporting income are at serious risk. Fortunately, Australia has one of the highest levels of tax compliance worldwide, with upwards of 93.7% of individual taxpayers completely satisfying their tax obligations. The few who don't declare are quickly addressed by the ATO.

Even being late to lodge your tax can be risky, putting you into bad standing with the ATO and the Australian Government, and increasing the likelihood of a review or audit. You’ll also find it much harder to get a loan or borrow for a home mortgage.

Does Bitunivex report transactions to the ATO?

Bitunivex is an Australian registered entity, Grandpasaffron Pty Ltd (ABN 57 645 351 775). Bitunivex is registered as a Digital Currency Exchange (DCE) and has AUSTRAC registration number DCE100732666-001. As an AUSTRAC registered DCE, Bitunivex must perform KYC and know the identity of their customers. This is important for preventing criminal activity and scammers.

Since 2019 the ATO has been operating a data sharing program with Australian Digital Currency Exchanges. Under the data sharing program, Bitunivex must provide transaction data of their users to the ATO.

In short, the ATO knows about your transaction history on Bitunivex.

You’ll know the ATO has your crypto transaction data, as it will show in the prefill report on your tax return. That means it's important that you do calculate and declare your crypto gains, otherwise it’s only a matter of time before you end up under audit by the ATO.ATO pre-fill report showing crypto

ATO record keeping requirements

To complete your crypto taxes each year, there’s some important records that you need to keep. Having these records will help you to calculate and declare your crypto tax, and are also your evidence if you need to prove how your crypto tax was calculated.

The ATO record keeping requirements for crypto require you to keep the following:

  • receipts when you buy, transfer or dispose of crypto assets
  • a record of the date of each transaction
  • a record of what the transaction is for and who the other party is (this can just be their crypto asset address)
  • exchange records
  • a record of the value of the crypto asset in Australian dollars at the time of each transaction
  • records of agent, accountant and legal costs
  • digital wallet records and keys
  • a record of software costs that relate to managing your tax affairs

The ATO has also advised that records should be kept for at least 5 years.

Bitunivex Account Statements

All reputable digital currency exchanges have account statements available to download, as they are required to ensure you can meet your record keeping requirements in Australia.

You can find your Bitunivex account statements by logging in to your account and searching for them.

You'll want to export a complete record of your:

  • deposits,
  • trades,
  • withdrawals,
  • and any other transactions.

If you're having trouble finding your account statements then reach out to Bitunivex support for assistance.

Having your records is just step one, because now you’ll need to calculate the tax outcomes for each and every transaction. You’ll need to make sure you do it accurately, or you’ll be at increased risk from the ATO.

How is crypto taxed on Bitunivex?

We all know that crypto is taxed, but the exact tax treatment can vary. Understanding exactly how your different crypto transactions are taxed can not only help you meet your tax obligations, but it can actually help you to make smarter investment decisions.

Important: In the following sections we are considering the tax treatment of an individual investor. If you’re a trader or a different entity such as a Company, Trust or SMSF, your tax treatment may vary.

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Capital Gains

Purchasing crypto on Bitunivex results in the acquisition of a CGT asset for tax purposes. While there are no immediate tax outcomes that need to be declared from a simple purchase, you do need to record the cost base.

The simple act of buying crypto on Bitunivex doesn't mean you'll pay taxes right away. You do need to know how much you paid for your crypto — this is known as your 'cost basis'. It’s the amount you'll use later to figure out if you made a capital gain or a capital loss when you decide to sell or use the crypto later on.

When you sell your crypto, that’s when you'll need to calculate the tax outcomes. If you sell it for less, you might have a capital loss. If you sell it for more, you'll have a capital gain that must be declared on your tax return.

How to do your Bitunivex taxes

By now, you've likely realised there can be a lot to crypto tax, and getting it done correctly can be tricky. Let’s find out how you can actually get your Bitunivex tax sorted.

ATO tax lodgement deadline

Our Australian financial year starts on the 1 July and ends on the 30 June each year, and you can prepare and lodge your tax return anytime after the 30 June up to 31 October.

The tax deadline for individual taxpayers is 31 October. Once you go past that date, your tax return is overdue, and your risk of penalties is increasing.

There is one way that you can easily extend your lodgement deadline though. You can receive an extended lodgement deadline till 15 May when lodging through a registered tax agent.

Some taxpayers find themselves with years of overdue tax returns. Unfortunately, the problem won’t just go away by ignoring it, and it’s only getting bigger in the meantime. With the ATO no doubt using the data collected from Bitunivex more effectively each year, it’s only a matter of time before they catch up with you.

If you do have overdue tax returns, then it’s always worth working with a good tax accountant. They’ll be able to help you get your tax affairs back up to date. In many cases, investors can even end up receiving tax refunds from years of unlodged tax returns.

Self-lodge vs using an Accountant

When lodging your tax return, there’s two ways to go about it. Self-lodge yourself through myTax (myGov), or by lodging through a tax agent.

Self-lodging your tax return is definitely more affordable, as it means you don’t have to pay for an accountant. However, you’ll need to be much more careful about how you calculate and declare your tax outcomes. Follow our comprehensive guide to self-lodging your crypto tax.

Using an Accountant does cost more, but it will save you a lot of headache, and you won’t have to worry whether your tax return was done correctly. You’ll also have someone you can ask questions and get tax advice from. If your crypto activity is particularly complex, then it might be worth looking at a crypto tax specialist to help you.

Regardless of which approach you take, you’ll need some type of tax software for recording your crypto transactions and calculating the tax outcomes.

If you’re an Australian taxpayer, then it’s advisable to use tax software built specifically for Australia, otherwise the tax calculations may not be done correctly, putting you at risk with the ATO

How to select crypto tax software

When it comes to managing crypto taxes in Australia, choosing the right software is crucial for compliance and ease of use.

Tax regulations and compliance requirements vary significantly across jurisdictions, and what works in one country may not be suitable in another. Australian crypto investors need tax software that is specifically tailored to the unique aspects of Australian tax law. It's essential that the software not only calculates these taxes accurately but also updates its tax logic as tax laws evolve.

Ensure the crypto tax software is built specifically for Australia. Otherwise you may declare your tax incorrectly or overpay more tax than required.

You should also check for the software’s ability to integrate with popular Australian and international crypto exchanges. Having good support for Bitunivex is a must, but you should also consider any other platforms you trade on.

Quality integrations are vital for maintaining accurate and complete records of all your crypto activities.

Crypto tax is complex, so having software that is user-friendly and intuitive will be a big help. Look for software that generates detailed, ATO-compliant reports which can be directly used for tax filings or shared with your accountant. You should also consider the level of customer support offered, and whether it's actually coming from an Australian support team.

If you don't have tax software for your crypto yet, then sign up for an account with Syla. It's the only tax software built exclusively for Australian crypto investors, and it has an assisted file import process for Bitunivex.

Using crypto tax software

Crypto tax software is designed to make doing your crypto taxes much simpler. The software will calculate all the tax outcomes for you, so you only need to import your transactions, make any edits as required, and download your final crypto tax report. All the complicated tax calculations are automatically done for you.

It’s really easy using Syla to do your crypto tax:

  1. Get started with a free account.
  2. Add Bitunivex as a data source and import your transactions.
  3. Add any other platforms and wallets.
  4. Review your transactions.
  5. Download your Crypto Tax Report.

Syla does all the heavy lifting for you. Your transactions will be imported and the tax calculations will be done for you. When using LTFO tax optimisation you can even achieve lower tax outcomes than you normally would.

Once you've downloaded your crypto tax report from Syla, you can either give it to your tax agent, or you can use it to self-lodge your own tax return.

Importing transactions from Bitunivex

The first step to getting your crypto tax sorted is to import your transactions from Bitunivex.

Syla supports an assisted file import process for Bitunivex.

File Import

Using a File Import is an effective way to import all your transactions on Bitunivex as it’s safe and easy to do.

If you get stuck, we also have an Assisted File Import process.

Download your crypto tax report

Once you have all your transactions imported into Syla, you can view them, make edits if needed and import any other Data Sources that you have.

After you’re happy with everything, you can download your Crypto Tax Report.

ATO crypto tax report

Tax software for Bitunivex

It's very difficult to correctly calculate all the tax outcomes of your crypto by hand unless you're a tax accountant.

If you are using a tax accountant, then you probably don’t want them doing it by hand either, as it's going to take a long time and cost a lot.

That’s where using crypto tax software can save you a lot of time and money, that you'd rather spend doing something else. 😊

Syla is the only crypto tax software designed specifically and only for Australia. Syla not only calculates all your tax outcomes to ensure you are ATO compliant, but it also optimises your tax to ensure you pay the lowest crypto tax legally possible, saving you both time and money.

  • Best value - $59 AUD for 10,000 transactions.
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The information in this article reflects our understanding of existing legislation, proposed legislation, rulings and other tax law, as at the date of issue. In some cases, the information has been provided to us by third parties. While it is believed the information is accurate and reliable, this is not guaranteed in any way.

The information provided in this article is purely factual in nature and does not constitute tax advice, financial product advice or legal advice. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, comprehensive or a substitute for professional advice on specific circumstances. If you require professional advice that takes into account your particular circumstances, you should consult an appropriate professional.

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