Profit earned from cryptocurrency gets determined in AUD during the exchange from cryptocurrency to fiat currency, goods or services. So, if you buy 1 BTC when it’s worth $2,500 and then spend it when it’s worth $7,500, you must plan for a tax obligation on the $5,000.
It’s the profit or loss component that is subject to tax. This occurs in two different ways, business or personal.
From a business standpoint, the cryptocurrency profits become equivalent to business income and face the same income tax rules. This is true with commercial cryptocurrency mining, trading and any crypto-related business.
On a personal level, your activities get taxed as an investment and are considered a personal gain or loss, subject to capital gains taxes. If you buy, sell or trade cryptocurrency for yourself personally, you must record your profits and losses. Investing in managed funds and trading shares and crypto can be a confusing area, our expert team can clear the overwhelm for you to help you get the best outcome from your investments.
At Gary Wilkins & Associates, we keep up with all the latest guidelines and rules regarding tax and investing so we can steer you through the process, ensuring you are reporting on your buying, selling and investing correctly.
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