TurboTax Gets Integrated On Coinbase To Help United States Cryptocurrency Hodlers File Taxes

The concept of taxation only gets more complex when it comes to cryptocurrencies. Your traditional tax advisor may not have the knowledge to help you out when cryptocurrencies are involved in your tax filing. This is one of the reasons why many people in the United States who trade cryptocurrencies prefer not to declare their cryptocurrency assets. Unfortunately, not declaring might land you in trouble and this is why Coinbase has integrated a software that will help their tax paying customers calculate their taxes efficiently.

Coinbase Integrates TurboTax

TurboTax is a tax-filing software that makes the process easy. The software was created by Intuit Consumer Tax Group. On Tuesday, Coinbase and Intuit announced that Coinbase Pro and Coinbase users can upload their transactions directly to TurboTax Premier. This is one of the firms owned by the company. They will be allowed to upload up to 100 transactions per time. This platform will work directly through the retail platform of Coinbase and through its mobile apps on iOS and Android. Coinbase said:

“TurboTax Premier will help out customers determine how they should file their taxes from 2018. An enrolled agent in Intuit will be available to provide additional assistance to any customer who still needs it.”

The company in charge of the app, Intuit, said that not every cryptocurrency-related transaction is a taxable event. So, they are offering a lot of guidance to those who want to file their taxes in a bid to help them understand how it works and learn which transactions are taxable.

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Particularly, Intuit noted that customers who receive cryptocurrencies through a fork or an airdrop do not need to file taxes neither do those who convert their cryptocurrencies to fiat money and use it to to buy goods or services. People who receive free coins are also not obliged to pay taxes. Also, customers who purchased cryptocurrencies but have not yet sold it do not need to pay taxes as long as the value is less than $15, 000 per recipient. If you bought cryptocurrencies with Solo 401 (k) or self-directed IRA, you do not need to record the income.

Also, Coinbase announced that it was launching a resource center particularly for taxation information. The goal is to help its customers understand their tax obligations. Even if the company has provided these resources to help its customers, it did note that it doesn’t have the authority to offer tax advice asking customers to seek counsel from professionals.

Coinbase Continues With Its Customer First Policy

Still in a bid to enhance customer experience, Coinbase decided integrate with CoinTracker. CoinTracker is a cryptocurrency-backed combinator software for managing taxes. The software was built by former employees of Google. This tracker will help customers to send data through different wallets and exchanges so they can get a summary of all their cryptocurrency transactions from 2018.

The software supports over 2,500 cryptocurrencies. It also has an automated integration system for 20 of the largest cryptocurrencies in the world. They will be partnering with Intuit, BitTaxer and some other cryptocurrency tax platforms to create a safe environment for users to file their taxes.

Do you think Coinbase users will be more inclined to file the cryptocurrency income now that they have integrated TurboTax?

Max writes about blockchain projects and regulation with a special focus on United States and China. He joined Smarterum after years of writing for various media outlets.


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