In recent years, new US regulations have been released surrounding cryptocurrency, meaning that many popular exchanges are no longer available to US citizens. The list of prohibited exchanges includes Binance, BitMex, and FTX.
We understand that losing access to these exchanges can cause concern for many of our users. One of those concerns may be: what does this mean for my taxes? Rest assured that you will not be penalized for reporting transactions that took place on a banned exchange.
When you report your capital gains and losses on your 8949 tax form, only the name of your coin or token, the dates on which you acquired and disposed of it, and information about how much you gained or lost on a given transaction will be reported. The IRS only requires that you report what your gains and losses were for a given tax year, so you will not be required to disclose where the transaction took place.
If you need help bringing in your transaction history from any of these exchanges, we have a number of resources available to help you out. Check out our Help Center HERE on managing and adding transactions.
Still have questions? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with us using our live chat feature, and we'd be happy to help!