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Does MetaMask Report to the ATO?

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Cryptocurrency exchanges around the world are starting to report more and more information to government agencies. In this guide, we analyze Metamask’s tax reporting policies within Australia. We’ll also break down a simple way to report your Metamask taxes in minutes.

Does MetaMask report to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)?

At this time, it's unlikely that MetaMask reports user information directly to the Australian government. However, the ATO has been known to request information about users from platforms such as MetaMask to crack down on tax evasion.

What does the ATO do with the information provided by cryptocurrency platforms?

Since 2019, the ATO has used data matching to crack down on crypto tax fraud. The ATO uses information provided by exchanges and wallets like MetaMask to track crypto transactions and identify individuals who have not met their tax obligations. 

In the past, the ATO has used this information to send warning letters to hundreds of thousands of cryptocurrency investors. 

Do I have to pay taxes on my MetaMask transactions?

Yes. In Australia, your transactions on MetaMask or other platforms are subject to capital gains tax and ordinary income tax. Even if your exchange doesn't report to the ATO, you are still responsible for reporting related income from platforms like MetaMask. 

If you’ve earned or disposed (ex. Sold or traded away cryptocurrency) during the year, you’ll have a tax liability to report to the ATO. 

For more information, check out our complete Australia guide to cryptocurrency taxes

Is MetaMask legal in Australia?

Yes. MetaMask operates legally in Australia.

How do I avoid MetaMask taxes in Australia?

Remember, there is no way to legally evade your taxes in Australia. However, there are tools like tax-loss selling and cryptocurrency tax software that can help you save thousands of dollars legally.

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