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Do You Have to Pay Taxes on Coinbase?

When it comes to taxes, there is a lot of confusion surrounding cryptocurrency. This is largely because the IRS has not yet provided clear guidance on how to treat digital assets.

As a result, many people are unsure of whether or not they owe taxes on their Coinbase account.

The good news is that you probably don’t have to pay taxes on your Coinbase account. This is because Coinbase is considered a “pass-through” entity for tax purposes.

This means that any gains or losses from your Coinbase account are passed directly to you, the account holder. You will then need to report these gains or losses on your personal tax return.

NOTE: WARNING: Taxes must be paid on any income earned from Coinbase. This includes but is not limited to profits from buying and selling digital currency, as well as any earnings from Coinbase Pro or Coinbase Prime trading activities. Failure to pay applicable taxes on Coinbase-related income may result in significant penalties and/or other legal action. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to ensure they are in compliance with their local tax laws.

However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. If you use Coinbase to purchase goods or services, you may be subject to VAT or sales tax.

Additionally, if you withdraw fiat currency from your Coinbase account, you may be subject to capital gains tax. Finally, if you hold cryptocurrency in a Coinbase account for more than one year, you may be subject to long-term capital gains tax.

Overall, you probably don’t have to pay taxes on your Coinbase account. However, there are a few exceptions that you should be aware of.

Be sure to consult with a tax professional if you have any questions about your specific situation.

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