You can easily get your CoinJar taxes done in Syla, ensuring you pay the lowest crypto tax legally possible.
What is CoinJar
CoinJar is a digital currency broker that first launched in 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. CoinJar is a great platform for Australians looking for a simple trading experience.
The benefits of using CoinJar for Australian investors are:
Australian based exchange
over 50 cryptocurrencies
trade with as little as $10
multiple fiat payment options
CoinJar has the following tax reports:
CoinJar tax Sync
CoinJar tax statement PDF
CoinJar tax CSV
Syla + CoinJar integration
You can easily calculate the tax outcomes on your CoinJar account. Two methods are supported to import your data into Syla:
✅ OAuth API sync ✅ 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)
a record of the value of the crypto asset in Australian dollars at the time of each transaction
How is crypto taxed on CoinJar
The type and amount of tax paid can vary depending on the transaction, asset type and your tax settings. Here’s just some of the transaction types that can occur on CoinJar, all with different possible tax outcomes.
Example tax treatment:
Ordinary income: airdrops, commission, promotions and rewards
Deduction / capitalisation: - brokerage fees and withdrawal fees
Non-deductible expenses: - payments (for personal use)
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 CoinJar report transactions to the ATO
CoinJar is a registered Digital Currency Exchange (DCE) with AUSTRAC. As an AUSTRAC registered DCE, CoinJar 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 CoinJar. 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.
How to sync transaction history from CoinJar by OAuth API sync
You can easily connect Syla to your CoinJar account:
In Syla, click the Connect button on your CoinJar data source. A separate window will appear to complete the connection.
You'll be prompted to login to your CoinJar account if you are not already.
Once logged in, you'll be asked to allow Syla to have read only access to your CoinJar account. Click Authorise to confirm.
In Syla, click Secure Sync.
What transaction statements do you need from CoinJar
How to get tax statement from CoinJar - CSV
There is one important CoinJar tax CSV file that you need to download to get your transaction history from CoinJar:
Account Statement CSV
Follow these instructions to download your transaction history from CoinJar:
Change Date range to Custom and enter a date range that covers your entire transaction history.
Click Export PDF report.
Check your email in a few minutes.
How to do CoinJar 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
do it yourself by hand in a spreadsheet 😭
provide your transaction statements to your tax agent / accountant
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 CoinJar 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.
Important tips for CoinJar taxes and minimising your tax bill
Follow these tips for common gotchya’s that will save you time and lead to better tax outcomes.
Export your entire transaction history - Capital gains tax calculations depend on trades that occurred in prior years. For this reason, it’s really important that you export your entire transaction history on CoinJar (not just the current financial year).
Missing historical data - if you have older transaction data on CoinJar then it may be missing in your exports. In that case, send their support a request asking for your full transaction history.
Syla’s smart tax logic for CoinJar
You’ll find some really smart logic in Syla that is going to make doing your crypto taxes on CoinJar 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 CoinJar that you’ll find in Syla’s crypto tax calculator:
classification of BPAY, NPP, PayID fiat deposits
support for CoinJar card, including top ups
detection of promotions and bonus payments
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
Yes, CoinJar has 1 CoinJar Account Statement in PDF format, and 1 tax CSV transaction statements (Account Statement CSV) that you can download. These are all important for completing your crypto tax calculations and record keeping.
How do I get CoinJar tax statements?
You can easily login and download your tax CSV statements. Once you have your tax statements, you can use crypto tax software to import your data and calculate your tax. Syla is a crypto tax software specifically designed for Australian taxpayers.
Does CoinJar have an end of year tax statement?
Yes, CoinJar has an Account Statement that you can download in PDF format. This document is helpful for your record keeping and substantiation of your activity. It’s hard to get the data from a PDF, so you’ll still need to download your tax CSV transaction statements to do your tax calculations.
Do I have to pay taxes on CoinJar?
Yes, CoinJar 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.
We’ve detailed the ten most effective and legal ways to minimise your crypto tax without sending red flags to the ATO. We call them crypto tax hacks, because they are the legal tax loopholes in Australia that you are allowed to take advantage of.