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How to Do Your OpenSea Taxes

How To Do Your OpenSea Taxes

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

OpenSea Tax Reporting

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

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

OpenSea Tax Reporting

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

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

OpenSea Tax Reporting

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

OpenSea Tax Reporting

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

OpenSea Tax Reporting

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

  • Navigate to your OpenSea 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 OpenSea Generate My Tax Forms?

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

This year, OpenSea saw billions of dollars of transaction volume. While thousands of NFT creators and traders realized hefty profits while using the platform, many are unsure how to report this income on their tax returns. 

In this guide, we’ll break down what investors need to know about how NFTs on OpenSea are taxed (and share a simple step-by-step process for reporting NFT transactions on your tax return). 

What is OpenSea? 

OpenSea is the oldest and largest marketplace for NFTs and other crypto-collectibles. OpenSea was founded in 2017 by Devin Finzer and Alex Atallah, who envisioned a future where blockchain technology would enable unique ownership of any physical or digital product. 

Today, OpenSea’s interface makes it easy to find and trade user-owned digital products. As a result, demand is growing at unprecedented rates. In August 2021, OpenSea recorded a stunning $3.4 billion in transaction volume. 

How are NFTs taxed? 

NFTs are considered property and are taxed similarly to other crypto-assets. 

When you buy an NFT with a cryptocurrency such as Ethereum, you will incur capital gains or capital losses depending on how the price of your disposed crypto has changed since you originally received it. 

OpenSea tax reporting

When you sell an NFT, you will incur capital gains or capital losses depending on how the price of your NFT has fluctuated since you originally received it. 

If you mint an NFT, you will need to report proceeds from primary and secondary sales as ordinary income. 

NFT tax example

For more information, check out our guide to NFT taxes

Does OpenSea report to the IRS?

OpenSea’s privacy policy states the company reserves the right to disclose user data to stay compliant with relevant laws. In addition, it’s likely that OpenSea will be required to report user transactions to the IRS in the near future due to the passage of the U.S. infrastructure bill

Why can’t OpenSea generate my tax forms for me?

Because of the complexities of NFT taxes, it’s difficult for any NFT marketplace to generate complete tax records. 

For example, imagine buying an NFT on OpenSea with Ethereum. How much you incur in capital gains depends on the original purchase price of your ETH. Unfortunately, NFT marketplaces like OpenSea do not have access to this information and therefore cannot help you calculate your capital gains. 

Luckily, there’s another way to keep track of your OpenSea taxes: leveraging a crypto tax software like CoinLedger. 

How can I calculate my OpenSea taxes? 

CoinLedger can help simplify the process of reporting your OpenSea taxes. All you have to do is type in your Ethereum address and we’ll take care of the rest. 


1. Within the CoinLedger platform, select ‘Import’ and select the option ‘Ethereum Wallet’. 

Import Ethereum CryptoTrader.Tax

2. Copy and paste your wallet address.

3. You will be able to see all your buying and selling transactions that took place with that specific wallet — including any transactions conducted on OpenSea. 

OpenSea taxes in CryptoTrader.Tax

And that’s it! Once you’ve imported all of your crypto transactions for the year from NFT marketplaces, centralized exchanges, and DeFi protocols, you’ll be able to generate a tax report with the click of a button. 

File your crypto taxes in minutes 

Trying to sort through your NFT taxes can be stressful. CoinLedger can help. 

CoinLedger’s direct integration with the Ethereum blockchain takes away the pain of manually tracking your NFT gains and losses. Don’t feel the need to keep a record of all your transactions — instead, generate a comprehensive tax report with just a few clicks. 

Get started with a free account today

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