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

Last updated
1
Dec
2023

What is Coinstash

Established in 2017, Coinstash has quickly become a trusted cryptocurrency exchange, committed to providing easy access to an impressive array of coins and tokens.

Based in Brisbane, this exchange stands out for its competitive trading fees across over 1000 different cryptocurrencies, thanks to its pioneering DeFi Connector service.

The benefits of using Coinstash for Australian investors are:

  • Australian based exchange
  • over 1000 cryptocurrencies
  • earn rewards on your crypto

Coinstash has the following tax report you can download:

  • Coinstash transaction CSV

Syla + Coinstash integration

✅ 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)
  • 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 Coinstash

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 Coinstash, all with different possible tax outcomes.

Coinstash transactions in Syla

Example tax treatment:

  • ordinary income - airdrops, promotions and rewards
  • deduction / capitalisation - brokerage fees and withdrawal fees

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 Coinstash report transactions to the ATO

Coinstash is a registered Digital Currency Exchange (DCE) with AUSTRAC. As an AUSTRAC registered DCE, Coinstash 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 Coinstash. 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
What your tax agent can see on your prefill report for your tax return

How to sync transaction history from Coinstash by API

You can also setup a data feed directly into Syla to do your Coinstash tax report by API:

  1. Login to Coinstash.
  2. In the top right corner, click on your user profile, and click Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the section titled API Keys.
  4. Click Create API key.
  5. Enter Syla as the API Key Name.
  6. Enter your password.
  7. Ensure Trade Permission and Withdraw Permission are both toggled to OFF.
  8. Click Create API key.
  9. Enter your 2FA code if prompted.
  10. Copy the Access token and paste into Syla.
  11. In Syla, click Secure Sync.
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How to get tax statement from Coinstash - CSV

There is one important Coinstash tax CSV file that you need to download to get your transaction history from Coinstash:

  • Transactions CSV

Follow these instructions to download your transaction history from Coinstash:

  1. Login to Coinstash.
  2. On the top navbar, select Portfolio.
  3. Above the table, switch to the Transactions tab.
  4. On the right-hand side of the table, click the download Export Txns icon.
  5. Upload your transactions CSV file to Syla.
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How to do Coinstash 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 Coinstash 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 Coinstash

You’ll find some really smart logic in Syla that is going to make doing your crypto taxes on Coinstash 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 Coinstash that you’ll find in Syla’s crypto tax calculator:

  • classification of earn/ rewards program
  • correct interepretation of crypto to crypto swaps
  • classification of OTC trades
  • identification of corporate events, such as airdrops and chainsplits
  • identify internal platform transfers
  • bundle and auto buys

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 Coinstash have tax statements?

Yes, Coinstash has one tax CSV transaction statement, (Transaction CSV) that you can download. This file is all you need to complete your crypto tax calculations and record keeping.

How do I get Coinstash tax statements?

You can download your tax CSV statements from Coinstash. 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.

Do I have to pay taxes on Coinstash?

Yes, Coinstash 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.