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How to Do Your Metamask Taxes

How To Do Your Metamask Taxes

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

Metamask Tax Reporting

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

  • Metamask exports a complete Transaction History file to all users. Simply navigate to your Metamask 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.

Metamask Tax Reporting

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

  • Metamask supports importing data via read-only API. This allows automatic import capability so no manual work is required.
  • Connect CoinLedger to your Metamask 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.

Metamask Tax Reporting

You can generate your gains, losses, and income tax reports from your Metamask 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 Metamask account with CoinLedger via read-only API. This allows your transactions to be imported with the click of a button.
  • Upload your Metamask Transaction History CSV file to CoinLedger. You can download your Transaction History CSV directly from Metamask 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.

Metamask Tax Reporting

You can generate your gains, losses, and income tax reports from your Metamask 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 Metamask account with CoinLedger by entering your public wallet address. This allows your transactions to be read in directly from the blockchain.
  • Upload a Metamask 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.

Metamask Tax Reporting

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

  • Navigate to your Metamask 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 Metamask Generate My Tax Forms?

Many cryptocurrency investors use additional exchanges, wallets, and platforms outside of Metamask. Perhaps you also trade on Coinbase or earn interest from BlockFi. The trouble with Metamask's reporting is that it only extends as far as the Metamask platform. If you use additional cryptocurrency wallets, exchanges, DeFi protocols, or other platforms outside of Metamask, Metamask 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 how to report taxes on your MetaMask transactions? 

Since MetaMask users interact with multiple decentralized applications, reporting taxes can become a struggle. 

In this guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about MetaMask tax reporting. We’ll also share a simple 4-step process to help you add all of your MetaMask transactions to your tax return in minutes. 

What is MetaMask? 

MetaMask is a popular Ethereum wallet browser extension that allows users to easily interact with DeFi protocols, NFT marketplaces, and other services built on the Ethereum blockchain. 

How is cryptocurrency taxed? 

Cryptocurrency is treated as property by the IRS and is subject to capital gains and ordinary income tax. 

Capital gains tax: If you dispose of cryptocurrency, you’ll recognize a capital gain or loss depending on how the price of your crypto has fluctuated since you originally received it. Examples include selling crypto for fiat or trading cryptocurrency for other cryptocurrencies. 

Ordinary income tax: If you’ve earned cryptocurrency, you’ll recognize ordinary income and pay income tax. Examples of earning crypto income include receiving airdrops and earning staking rewards. 

For more information, check out our complete guide to crypto taxes

How are gas fees taxed? 

If you’ve used MetaMask during the tax year, it’s likely that you’ve paid gas fees. These gas fees come with their own tax benefits. 

Typically, your capital gains and losses are calculated based on the following formula. 

Cryptocurrency tax calculation

Gas fees that are directly related to buying assets can increase your cost basis. Meanwhile, gas fees that are related to selling assets can reduce your gross proceeds. In either case, this would reduce your capital gain in a disposal event and thus lower your overall tax liability. 

For more information, check out our guide to gas fee taxes

Does MetaMask report to the IRS? 

At this time, MetaMask does not report 1099 reporting information to the IRS. 

This may change in the near future. In late 2021, President Biden signed a bill that required any broker that facilitates a cryptocurrency transaction to report 1099 reporting information. It’s possible that MetaMask will be required to provide tax reporting information to users and the IRS when the bill’s crypto provisions take effect. 

In addition, it’s important to note that all transactions on the Ethereum blockchain are publicly available. In the past, the IRS has teamed up with contractors like Chainalysis to match anonymous wallet addresses to known taxpayers. 

How to download your MetaMask transactions

Wondering how you can download your MetaMask transactions? Here’s a simple step-by-step process. 

1. Go to your MetaMask wallet. 

2. Click the three dots on the top-right corner, then click ‘View Account on Etherscan’. 

Metamask view history

3. Below your transactions, you’ll find an option to download a csv import of your MetaMask transactions.

Metamask CSV export

4. When you click this option, you’ll be asked to specify a date range for your transactions.

Metamask CSV export date range

5. Once you complete the reCAPTCHA, you can download a csv file containing all of your relevant transactions for the specified time period. 

It’s important to remember that these steps will only help you generate a record of your MetaMask transaction history. It’s likely that this information by itself won’t be enough to accurately file your tax return. 

Why doesn’t MetaMask provide me with my tax information? 

Unfortunately, it’s difficult for MetaMask — or any other wallet provider — to give users a comprehensive crypto tax report

To accurately calculate your capital gains, MetaMask would need a complete record of your crypto buying and selling transactions. However, most investors use multiple wallets and exchanges. Meanwhile, MetaMask only has access to the transactions that users conducted with their MetaMask wallets. 

Luckily, there is a solution to this problem. Crypto investors use crypto tax software like CoinLedger to aggregate their complete cryptocurrency transaction history and generate a comprehensive tax report. 

How to report your MetaMask taxes in minutes 

Here’s how you can import your MetaMask transactions into your CoinLedger account in minutes. 

1. Select your MetaMask browser extension. 

2. Click the icon under your account name to copy your wallet address. 

Metamask public ETH address

3. Within your CoinLedger account, select Ethereum from the list of supported sources 

Select Ethereum account in CryptoTrader.Tax

4. Paste your wallet address into the wallet address form. 

Paste in your public ETH address

And that’s it! Your transactions from your MetaMask wallet will be pulled into your CoinLedger account automatically. Once you sync your other transactions from other wallets and exchanges, you’ll be able to generate a complete tax report with the click of a button. 

File your crypto taxes today 

Want to get started reporting your MetaMask transactions? CoinLedger can help. 


With CoinLedger, reporting taxes on cryptocurrency has never been easier — whether you’re interacting with NFT marketplaces, DeFi protocols, or centralized exchanges. More than 300,000+ investors trust CoinLedger to simplify the process of filing their crypto taxes. 

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