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If I owe $20 in tax on crypto, do I have to pay $70 for Premier?

 
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If I owe $20 in tax on crypto, do I have to pay $70 for Premier?

Yes.  In order to report Cryptocurrency transactions, you use TurboTax Premier or higher.  

 

Reporting cryptocurrency is similar to reporting a stock sale. You'll need to report your cryptocurrency if you sold, exchanged, spent, or converted it. When it comes to hard forks and airdrops, you only have taxable income if it results in new cryptocurrency.

 

You have to do this for every trade you made. If you bought coins at different prices or sold partial amounts, then you have to keep track and record the difference of what you sold. Cryptocurrency exchanges are not required to provide a 1099-B or summary tax statement for cryptocurrency transactions.

 

It’s your responsibility to keep records of your transactions. The most common way to do this is to download your order or trading history from your exchange’s website. You may need to do this a few times throughout the year due to limits on how far back you can get information.

Once you have your figures:

  1. Open or continue your return.
  2. Select Federal from the left menu, and Wages & Income from the menu near the top.
  3. Scroll down and select Show more next to Investment Income.
  4. Select Start or Revisit next to Cryptocurrency.
  5. Follow the instructions and we'll calculate the gain or loss from the sale.

There's an upload limit of 2,000 cryptocurrency transactions in TurboTax. If you have more than that, you’ll need a transaction aggregator. We’ll walk you through that in the cryptocurrency section.

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If I owe $20 in tax on crypto, do I have to pay $70 for Premier?

Thanks Alan, I get it. Unfortunate I have to spend $70 to report $20 in tax, when otherwise I'd be able to use the free version. However I did find the H&R Block version to report it is only $50. So if I go that way, at least my $20 in crypto tax will be covered by the price difference. Thanks again!

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