This is a basic guide on how to use CryptoTaxCalculator (CTC) to help you complete your Australian Taxation Office, MyTax, and Individual Tax Return for our Australian resident clients.
You will need to have first imported all your crypto exchange and wallet activity and reviewed any reconciliation warnings in CryptoTaxCalculator. Next, prepare your CTC Capital Gains Report, if you’ve also participated in any crypto activity that the ATO deems to be income generating, and your CTC Income Report. Example reports are included below, be sure to use your own data from your own reports. Finally, ensure you select the correct financial year when you are generating your reports. For example, if you are lodging for the 2021/2022 Financial year, the dates are 1st July 2021 - 30th June 2022.
NOTE: This guide gives an example of how tax can be reported to the ATO using CTC reports. Ensure to consult your accountant if you have any questions completing the form, as circumstances may vary depending on your individual situation. For example, if you are running a trading or mining crypto business, or you have recorded crypto taxable transactions in an SMSF, Company, or Trust, this guide will not cover those specific requirements.
Lodge your crypto tax on MyTax
Sign in to your myGov account and ensure you have linked the ATO service to be able to access your myTax. Select Tax → Lodgements → Income tax
Click “Prepare” for your 2021-22 Individual income tax.
Ensure your Contact details and Financial institution details are correct, and head to step 3 - Personalise return page.
On the 3 - Personalise return page, make the following selection in addition to your regular income to ensure that your tax return reflects your crypto activity.
Check your CTC Capital Gains Report. If you have capital gains or losses from crypto activity, select ‘Capital gains or losses that are not from a managed fund distribution’.
Check your CTC Income Report. If you have airdrop, income, interest, staking rewards, or royalty, select ‘You had other income not listed above (including employee share schemes)’. Staking rewards are considered to be income by the ATO.
If you want to claim the subscription cost of CryptoTaxCalculator, select ‘Gifts, donations, interest, dividends, and the cost of managing your tax affairs’. Alternatively, the subscription cost could be added to ‘Other deductions’.
Once finish the selection, click NEXT and head to 4 - Prepare return page.
How to fill out your capital gains and losses?
Add/Edit your capital gains and losses. Ensure to separate crypto activity from your other capital gains and losses.
Complete the MyTax form with the CryptoTaxCalculator reports.
Total current year capital gains (MyTax) = Short Term Capital Gains + Long Term Capital Gains (CTC Capital Gains Report)
In this case, the total current year capital gains are $10,000 + $0 = $10,000.
Net capital gain (MyTax) = Net Total Capital Gains (CTC Capital Gains Report)
In this case, the net capital gains are $10,000 + $0 - $4,000 = $6,000.
Net capital loss carried forward to later income years (MyTax) = Net Total Capital Gains (CTC Capital Gains Report) if it’s NEGATIVE.
In this case, it doesn’t apply. If the Net Total Capital Gains is negative, you can enter the amount here.
Have you applied for an exemption, rollover or additional discount? - No (general answer)
How to fill out your staking rewards and other incomes?
Add/Edit your other income. Ensure to separate crypto activity from your other income.
Select ‘Any other income’.
Type of payment - Other
Your description - Staking Rewards (airdrop/income/interest/royalty)
Amount - Staking (CTC Income Report)
In this case, the amount is $1,500, as shown in the income report.
If you have airdrop, income, interest, or royalty, you can select ‘Add any other income’ and add these incomes accordingly.
How to claim the deduction for your CryptoTaxCalculator (CTC) Subscription?
Type of deduction - Other expenses incurred in managing your tax affairs
Your description - CryptoTaxCalculator 2021/22 Subscription
Amount - Your subscription price
According to the ATO, you may claim a deduction for buying software that allows you to prepare and lodge your tax return. However, keep in mind that you should consult with your accountant if you have any questions filling out the form.
Click ‘Save and continue’. Now you’ve done the crypto portion of your taxes! 🎉
Ensure you complete all other sections that are not crypto-related. If you have other crypto tax items not included in our explanation above, reach out to your accountant for advice.