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You can easily get your CoinHarbour taxes done in Syla, ensuring you pay the lowest crypto tax legally possible.

Last updated
1
Sep
2023

What is CoinHarbour

CoinHarbour is an easy, fast and safe cryptocurrency exchange that is based in Australia. Since 2020 they offer a trusted and easy-to-use platform for accessing the broader cryptoeconomy.

The benefits of using CoinHarbour for Australian investors are:

  • Australian based exchange
  • Instant deposits & withdrawals
  • No fees or commissions
  • 24/7 support

Syla + CoinHarbour integration

You can import your CoinHarbour transactions to Syla by:
✅ CSV file import

Do you have to pay tax on cryptocurrency?

Ever since the ATO first introduced taxation guidelines for crypto back in 2014 it’s been clear that crypto is taxable. You can also read the most up to date ATO guidelines on crypto.

For most individuals, your crypto will be subject to capital gains tax. This means you must calculate the gain or loss on every transaction and declare the resulting capital gains.

The ATO has advised that Australian taxpayers must keep the following records:

  • 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

How is crypto taxed on CoinHarbour

The type and amount of tax paid can vary depending on the transaction, asset type and your tax settings. Depending on your situation, you could be taxed on:

  • ordinary income - commission and earn programs
  • capital gains - disposals of cryptocurrency

All events involving cryptocurrency assets may result in acquisitions or disposals of a CGT asset.

As we all know, crypto tax is complicated, which is why most tax professionals recommend using crypto tax software to automate the tax calculations for you. That way you won’t make mistakes that could trigger an ATO audit.

If you want to know more about the different tax treatments, you can find detailed information in our ultimate crypto tax guide.

Does CoinHarbour report transactions to the ATO

CoinHarbour is a registered Digital Currency Exchange (DCE) with AUSTRAC. As an AUSTRAC registered DCE, CoinHarbour must perform KYC and know the identity of their customers. This is important for preventing scammers and criminal activity.

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

In short, the ATO knows your transaction history on CoinHarbour. You’ll know the ATO has your cryptocurrency 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 the ATO comes knocking.

What your tax agent can see on your prefill report for your tax return

How to get your tax statement from CoinHarbour - CSV

There is a single CoinHarbour tax CSV file that you need to download to get your transaction history from CoinHarbour:

  • Transaction History Report CSV

Follow these instructions to download your transaction history from CoinHarbour:

  1. Login to CoinHarbour.
  2. Open the left sidebar and click History.
  3. Select the Export tab.
  4. Change the Start Date and End Date to ensure you entire history on the platform is included.
  5. Click Download CSV.
CoinHarbour CSV Instructions 1
CoinHarbour CSV Instructions 2

How to do CoinHarbour taxes

Our Australian financial year starts on the 1 July and ends on the 30 June each year. You can prepare and lodge your tax return any time after the 30 June.

You have until the 31 October to lodge your individual tax return, or you can get an extended lodgement deadline till 15 May when lodging through a registered tax agent.

There are three ways you can complete your cryptocurrency tax return

  1. do it yourself by hand in a spreadsheet 😭
  2. provide your transaction statements to your tax agent / accountant
  3. use crypto tax software to automate the calculations and optimise for lower tax.

If you decide to do it yourself by hand, then you will need to be very careful to track the individual cost base of each crypto asset, and calculate the capital gain or loss on each disposal. This might be okay if you only have a handful of transactions. 👍

Otherwise, you can use Syla to do your CoinHarbour crypto tax calculations and tax optimisation. You can also provide the final Crypto Tax Report you create in Syla to your tax agent, or you can use the report yourself to lodge your own tax return.

Syla’s smart tax logic for CoinHarbour

You’ll find some really smart logic in Syla that is going to make doing your crypto taxes on CoinHarbour quick and easy.

Smart logic means that transactions are correctly classified for you automatically and all possible costs are claimed. That’s great, because you’ll have certainty in your tax and avoid paying more tax than you are legally required to.

Here’s just some of smart logic that has been specifically implemented for CoinHarbour that you’ll find in Syla’s crypto tax calculator:

  • purchases and sales
  • crypto deposits
  • crypto withdrawals

Pay the lowest crypto tax and save the hassle of doing crypto tax yourself

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

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 why using cryptocurrency tax software can save you a lot of time 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 compliant to the ATO, but it also optimises your tax to ensure you pay the lowest crypto tax legally possible, saving you both time and money.

  • Syla is built specifically for Australian taxpayers
  • Syla’s tax logic is optimised by Australian tax lawyers to legally minimise tax
  • Syla’s Crypto Tax Reports are recognised by Australian tax professionals as being ATO compliant

You can get started in Syla for free.

FAQ

Does CoinHarbour have tax statements?

Yes, CoinHarbour has a Transaction History Report in CSV format that you can download. This file is important for completing your crypto tax calculations and record keeping.

How do I get CoinHarbour tax statements?

You can easily download your Transaction History Report from CoinHarbour and import into Syla as a CSV upload. Syla will then automatically calculate your tax outcomes and you can download a crypto tax report that is specifically designed to satisfy ATO requirements.

Do I have to pay taxes on CoinHarbour?

Yes, CoinHarbour reports user transaction data to the ATO, and the ATO has been providing crypto tax guidance since 2014. You’ll be facing an audit and penalties from the ATO if you don’t declare your crypto gains.

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Disclaimer

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.