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Reporting cryptocurrency on taxes

Is is essential to use file and report your cryptocurrency trades with Forms provided by the IRS. Find our which form is important for your cryptocurrency reporting.

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Tax Reporting Forms

To locate a federal tax reporting form, please click on the following link and input the form (product) number you would like to learn more about IRS Form Search

Reporting Forms Overview

IRS requires taxpayers to reporting their cryptocurrency gains with several forms. Here’s an overview of the form and an exploration, which form to use.

Form 8949

Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets

form 8949

Form 1040, Schedule C.

Profit or Loss From Business

Form 1040 schedule C

Form 1040, Schedule SE.

Self-Employment Tax

Form 1040 schedule SE

Form 1040, Schedule D.

Capital Gains and Losses

Form 1040 schedule D

Form 1040, Schedule 1

Additional Income and Adjustments to Income

Form 1040 schedule 1

Form 8960

Net Investment Income Tax Individuals, Estates, and Trusts

Form 1099-B

Proceeds from Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions

State Taxes

Most states have not issued guidance on the income tax treatment of cryptocurrency. In the absence of state guidance, taxpayers will need to consider how the state taxes other forms of currency and to what extent state tax treatment follows federal rules.