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How to Report Your Circle Taxes

Coinpanda integrates directly with Circle to simplify your tax reporting. Learn how to calculate your taxes and generate all required tax documents for Circle quickly.

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Supported transactions

To calculate your taxes accurately, you must import all transactions from Circle to Coinpanda. Coinpanda supports the following transactions from Circle today:

Tx TypeAPI importCSV file upload
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Withdrawalscheck solid greencheck solid green
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How to connect Circle with API

We are only requesting view permissions. This does not give us access to your private keys or the ability to move your funds.

Follow these steps to add your Circle account to Coinpanda with API:

  1. Log in to your account on Circle
  2. Go to the API page and create new API keys
  3. Add the API keys to Coinpanda

Circle API is currently in beta. Please contact us in the Live Chat if you have questions about this API integration. Note that beta integrations might not always sync properly.

How to connect Circle with CSV

Follow these steps to export your transactions from Circle:

  1. Go to your ‘Account History’ page
  2. Select the transactions you want to include in your report that will be emailed to you
  3. Upload the CSV file to Coinpanda

File upload from Circle is currently in beta which means that your file might not always import correctly. Please get in touch with us in the live chat if you have any questions.

How are Circle transactions taxed?

The exact tax implications on Circle transactions depend on which country you live in and the type of transactions you have made. In general, you must pay either capital gains tax or income tax on your cryptocurrency transactions on Circle.

  • Capital gains tax: Whenever you sell a cryptocurrency for more than you purchased it for, you generate a capital gain. On the other hand, if you sell the cryptocurrency for less than you paid initially, you have a capital loss, which can offset other gains in most cases.
  • Income tax: Earned cryptocurrency on Circle, such as staking, interest, bonuses, and referral rewards, is typically seen as taxable income from a tax perspective and must be reported in your tax return.

To learn more about how Circle transactions are taxed in your country, we recommend reading our in-depth guides to cryptocurrency taxes.

How do I file my Circle taxes?

First, you must calculate capital gains and income from all taxable transactions on Circle. When you have this information ready, you can report capital gains and income together with other forms of income such as employment and dividends in your annual tax return.

To calculate your capital gains, you must first export a complete history of all transactions made on Circle. Once you have this data, you can calculate your capital gains or losses by determining the price at which you bought the cryptocurrency (your cost basis) and the price at which you sold it (your proceeds). Luckily, Coinpanda can help you with this and generate ready-to-file tax forms quickly and easily.

After downloading your Circle tax statements from Coinpanda, the last step is to report the capital gains and income on your tax return before the deadline. Most countries allow you to self-declare taxes online in 2023, but you can also get help from a professional tax accountant to file taxes for you.

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How do I troubleshoot the imported Circle transactions to Coinpanda?

While we strive every day to ensure the highest possible accuracy for importing transactions from Circle to Coinpanda, it can happen that either not all transactions are imported or that some data is imported incorrectly. Some reasons for this can be:

  • Changes in the Circle API
  • Updated CSV file format
  • Circle does not provide a complete record of all transactions

To get the best help from Coinpanda support, you must first identify which transactions are missing or incorrectly imported. To do this, we recommend comparing your transaction history on Circle with the transactions imported into your Coinpanda account. See also our help article with an overview of known exchange API limitations.

The quickest way to get help from our dedicated support team is to send a message in the Live Chat.

Other options for contacting support:


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Frequently asked questions

Does Circle provide tax documents?

No, Circle does not provide complete and ready-to-file tax documents. This is because Circle does not have knowledge of your transactions on other exchanges, platforms, or from your self-custody wallets.

How do I get Circle tax documents?

The easiest way to get tax documents and reports is to connect your Circle account with Coinpanda which will automatically import your transactions. After that, you can download complete tax reports for Circle.

Does Circle provide financial or end-of-year statements?

No, Circle does not provide a complete financial or end-of-year statement for your crypto transactions. However, you can get this using a crypto tax calculator.

Do I have to pay taxes on Circle?

Yes, all transactions on Circle involving the disposal of a crypto asset are in most cases taxable. You must also pay income tax on earned crypto such as staking, interest, or referral rewards.

Is transferring to Circle taxable?

No, transferring cryptocurrency to Circle is not taxed as long as you transfer between your personal wallets or exchange accounts.

How do I avoid paying taxes on Circle?

It is impossible to avoid paying taxes completely on Circle legally if you live in a country that taxes cryptocurrency. However, there are several ways you can reduce your taxes, such as tax loss harvesting.

Can Circle calculate my taxes?

Circle cannot calculate your taxes since it does not have knowledge of your transactions made on other exchanges or platforms. However, if you have only interacted with crypto on Circle your entire life, it could technically do so.

Is Circle safe?

Circle is generally considered to be a safe exchange. Although Circle follows industry best practices for safety and to prevent malicious attacks, there is always a risk associated with keeping your crypto on centralized third-party exchanges including Circle.

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