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How To Cut Your Crypto Taxes Down


Cryptocurrency has become a popular investment option for many people, but with its popularity comes the responsibility of paying taxes on your investments. The tax laws surrounding cryptocurrency can be complex and failing to comply with them can result in hefty fines and penalties.

In this blog, we will explore how to cut your crypto taxes down, while ensuring you stay compliant with tax laws and regulations. For further information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Understanding Cryptocurrency Taxes

Cryptocurrency is taxed as property in Australia, which means that every time you sell, trade, or exchange your cryptocurrency, you may be subject to capital gains tax. The amount of tax you owe will depend on several factors, including the type of cryptocurrency you hold, the length of time you held it and the price at which you bought and sold it.


It’s important to understand the tax implications of your cryptocurrency investments so that you can make informed decisions and avoid any potential tax liabilities.

Strategies for Reducing Cryptocurrency Taxes

  • Tax-loss harvesting: Tax-loss harvesting is a strategy that involves selling your losing investments to offset your capital gains. This can help you reduce your tax bill by lowering your overall taxable income.


  • Using a tax-advantaged account: Consider utilising a tax-advantaged account, such as a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) or a tax-free savings account (TFSA), to hold your cryptocurrency investments. These types of accounts offer tax benefits, including tax-deferred growth and the potential for tax-free withdrawals.


  • Taking advantage of tax-free exchanges: Some exchanges, such as Coinbase, offer tax-free exchanges of one cryptocurrency for another. This can help you reduce your tax bill by avoiding capital gains tax on your trades.


  • Donating to charity: Donating your cryptocurrency to a qualified charity can help you reduce your tax bill and provide a valuable tax deduction.


Keeping Records & Staying Compliant

Maintaining accurate records of all your cryptocurrency transactions is crucial to ensure compliance with tax laws and regulations in Australia. This includes keeping track of the following information for each transaction:


  • Date of the transaction
  • Type of cryptocurrency involved
  • Purchase price or acquisition cost
  • Sale price or disposal proceeds
  • Any other relevant information, such as fees and charges


By keeping accurate records, you’ll be able to easily calculate your capital gains or losses when it comes time to file your tax return. 

Seek Professional Advice

Staying up to date with any changes in tax laws and regulations surrounding cryptocurrency is equally important as keeping accurate records. The tax laws and regulations surrounding cryptocurrency can change frequently, so it’s important you stay aware of any changes that may impact your investments.


One way to stay informed is by regularly checking the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website for updates and guidance on cryptocurrency taxation. Additionally, you may consider seeking the advice of a financial advisor or tax professional who specialises in cryptocurrency taxation. These professionals can provide you with the most up-to-date information and guidance on how to stay compliant with all relevant laws and regulations.

Contact Us

At Blue Orchid Accounting, we provide comprehensive tax and accounting services to individuals and businesses throughout the Central Coast & Lower Hunter. If you’re looking for guidance and support in managing your finances and ensuring compliance with all relevant tax laws and regulations, we’re here to help.


Reach out to us via our contact page or give us a call on 1800 008 664 to schedule a consultation with our friendly team of experts. We will work with you to find ways to minimise your crypto tax liabilities, ensure your accounts are in good order and help you tackle all matters related to crypto tax and finances.