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How to Do Your Ledger Taxes

How To Do Your Ledger Taxes

CoinLedger imports Ledger data for easy tax reporting. Create the appropriate tax forms to submit to your tax authority.

Ledger Tax Reporting

You can generate your gains, losses, and income tax reports from your Ledger investing activity by connecting your account with CoinLedger. Connect your account by importing your data through the method discussed below.

  • Ledger exports a complete Transaction History file to all users. Simply navigate to your Ledger account and download your transaction history from the platform.
  • Import your transaction history directly into CoinLedger. Import the file as is. No manual work is required!
  • CoinLedger automatically generates your gains, losses, and income tax reports based on this data.

File these crypto tax forms yourself, send them to your tax professional, or import them into your preferred tax filing software like TurboTax or TaxAct.

Ledger Tax Reporting

You can generate your gains, losses, and income tax reports from your Ledger investing activity by connecting your account with CoinLedger. Connect your account by importing your data through the method discussed below.

  • Ledger supports importing data via read-only API. This allows automatic import capability so no manual work is required.
  • Connect CoinLedger to your Ledger account with the read-only API.
  • Let CoinLedger import your data and automatically generate your gains, losses, and income tax reports.

File these crypto tax forms yourself, send them to your tax professional, or import them into your preferred tax filing software like TurboTax or TaxAct.

Ledger Tax Reporting

You can generate your gains, losses, and income tax reports from your Ledger investing activity by connecting your account with CoinLedger. There are a couple different ways to connect your account and import your data:

  • Automatically sync your Ledger account with CoinLedger via read-only API. This allows your transactions to be imported with the click of a button.
  • Upload your Ledger Transaction History CSV file to CoinLedger. You can download your Transaction History CSV directly from Ledger and import it into CoinLedger

Both methods will enable you to import your transaction history and generate your necessary crypto tax forms in minutes. File these forms yourself, send them to your tax professional, or import them into your preferred tax filing software like TurboTax or TaxAct.

Ledger Tax Reporting

You can generate your gains, losses, and income tax reports from your Ledger investing activity by connecting your account with CoinLedger. There are a couple different ways to connect your account and import your data:

  • Automatically sync your Ledger account with CoinLedger by entering your public wallet address. This allows your transactions to be read in directly from the blockchain.
  • Upload a Ledger Transaction History CSV file to CoinLedger

Both methods will enable you to import your transaction history and generate your necessary crypto tax forms in minutes. File these forms yourself, send them to your tax professional, or import them into your preferred tax filing software like TurboTax or TaxAct.

Ledger Tax Reporting

You can generate your gains, losses, and income tax reports from your Ledger investing activity by connecting your account with CoinLedger. Connect your account by importing your data through the method discussed below:

  • Navigate to your Ledger account and find the option for downloading your complete transaction history.
  • Import your transaction history directly into CoinLedger by mapping the data into the preferred CSV file format.
  • CoinLedger automatically generates your gains, losses, and income tax reports based on this data.

File these crypto tax forms yourself, send them to your tax professional, or import them into your preferred tax filing software like TurboTax or TaxAct.

How Cryptocurrency Taxes Work

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are treated as property by many governments around the world—including the U.S. Other forms of property that you may be familiar with include stocks, bonds, and real-estate.

Just like these other forms of property, cryptocurrencies are subject to capital gains and losses rules, and you need to report your gains, losses, and income generated from your crypto investments on your taxes.

For a complete and in-depth overview, please refer to our Complete Guide to Cryptocurrency Taxes.

How To Do Your Crypto Taxes

To do your cryptocurrency taxes, you need to calculate your gains, losses, and income from your cryptocurrency investments in your home fiat currency (e.g. US Dollar, Australian Dollar, etc.).

Once you have your calculations, you can fill out the necessary tax forms required by your country. If you are in the United States, you can learn which forms you need to fill out with our blog post: How to Report Cryptocurrency On Your Taxes.

Why Can't Ledger Generate My Tax Forms?

Many cryptocurrency investors use additional exchanges, wallets, and platforms outside of Ledger. Perhaps you also trade on Coinbase or earn interest from BlockFi. The trouble with Ledger's reporting is that it only extends as far as the Ledger platform. If you use additional cryptocurrency wallets, exchanges, DeFi protocols, or other platforms outside of Ledger, Ledger can't provide complete gains, losses, and income tax information.

How Does Cryptocurrency Tax Software Help?

By integrating with all of your cryptocurrency platforms and consolidating your crypto data, CoinLedger is able to track your profits, losses, and income and generate accurate tax reports in a matter of minutes.

You can test out the software and generate a preview of your gains and losses completely for free by creating an account.

Learn more about how CoinLedger works here.

Wondering whether you need to report taxes on your Ledger wallet? 

While there’s no need to report taxes simply for holding cryptocurrency, other types of cryptocurrency transactions are subject to ordinary income and capital gains tax.  

In this guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about how your Ledger transactions are taxed. We’ll also share a step-by-step process to help you generate a comprehensive crypto tax report in minutes — including all of your Ledger transactions!

What is Ledger? 

Ledger is a cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer headquartered in Paris, France. The company was founded in 2014 to help users safely and securely store their cryptocurrency. 

Currently, the Ledger Nano S allows users to hold more than 1,000 cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum. 

Do you have to pay taxes on crypto on Ledger? 

There are no taxes for simply holding your crypto in your Ledger wallet or moving your crypto between wallets

However, you are subject to tax when you earn or dispose of your cryptocurrency. 

Crypto tax overview

For more information, check out our ultimate guide to cryptocurrency taxes

Can the IRS track Ledger? 

Ledger does collect KYC (Know Your Customer) information for users who trade cryptocurrency through Ledger Live. However, the company does not collect information on users who only use the Ledger hardware wallet.

Still, it’s important to remember that transactions on blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum are publicly visible. In the past, the IRS has worked with contractors like Chainalysis to match known individuals to ‘anonymous’ wallets. 

Does Ledger send tax forms? 

At this time, Ledger doesn’t send tax forms to customers. 

Because investors often transfer their crypto between different wallets, cryptocurrency platforms don’t have information on cost basis needed to calculate capital gains and losses.

Luckily, there’s an easier way to file your cryptocurrency taxes. Crypto tax software like CoinLedger can help you generate a crypto tax report in minutes. 

How to report your Ledger taxes 

With CoinLedger, you can pull your Ledger transactions directly from Ethereum and other blockchains in a few easy steps. 

1. Within the CoinLedger app, go to ‘Add Account’ and select the relevant blockchain.

CoinLedger blockchain import

2. Now, it’s time to retrieve the relevant wallet address from Ledger. Click on Receive on the left-hand side Menu of the Ledger Live App.

Ledger live

3. Select your desired wallet address in the Account to credit dropdown box. Remember, each blockchain supported by Ledger has a different wallet address — so make sure to choose the right one!

Ethereum ledger

4. Press Continue and follow the prompts to connect and unlock your device.

Ledger tax reporting

5. Once confirmed, copy your wallet address. 

Ledger get ETH address

 6. Enter your public wallet address within the CoinLedger app, and let the platform import your trades directly from the blockchain.

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7. If you want to report your transactions from multiple blockchains, you can repeat steps 3-6 for all relevant blockchains on Ledger.

You can also report your Ledger transactions using CoinLedger’s manual import template

Once you’re done importing your transactions from Ledger and your other wallets, you can generate a crypto tax report with the click of a button. 

Get started with CoinLedger

Want to get started filing your cryptocurrency taxes? CoinLedger can help. More than 400,000 crypto investors across the globe use CoinLedger to take the stress out of their tax season. 

Get started with a free account today

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