Have you been receiving, sending, or holding crypto on Electrum? If yes, you may also need to calculate and report taxes for the transactions. Coinpanda can help you with calculating crypto tax for Electrum by following these steps:
Create a free account and add your Electrum addresses to Coinpanda safely and securely
Next, Coinpanda will import all your transactions from Electrum
Wait for Coinpanda to calculate capital gains for your Electrum transactions automatically
Download your Electrum tax report
File your Electrum taxes before the deadline
To calculate your taxes accurately, you must import all transactions from Electrum to Coinpanda. Coinpanda supports the following transactions from Electrum today:
CSV file upload
How to connect Electrum 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 Electrum account to Coinpanda with API:
Select the relevant cryptocurrency
Paste your BTC xPub address or public address
How to connect Electrum with CSV
Follow these steps to export your transactions from Electrum:
Log in to your account on Electrum
Look for a page or button on Electrum to export a CSV file containing your transaction data
Remember to export files for all your transactions:
Upload the CSV file(s) to Coinpanda
How are Electrum transactions taxed?
The exact tax implications on Electrum 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 using Electrum.
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 using Electrum, such as staking, interest, and airdrops, is typically seen as taxable income from a tax perspective and must be reported in your tax return.
To learn more about how Electrum transactions are taxed in your country, we recommend reading our in-depth guides to cryptocurrency taxes.
How do I file my Electrum taxes?
First, you must calculate capital gains and income from all taxable transactions from Electrum. 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 using Electrum. 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 Electrum 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.
Calculate your Electrum taxes
Sign up free today to calculate your Electrum taxes
How do I troubleshoot the imported Electrum transactions to Coinpanda?
While we strive every day to ensure the highest possible accuracy for importing transactions from Electrum 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 Electrum API
Updated CSV file format
Electrum 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 any block explorer with the transactions imported into your Coinpanda account. See also our help article with an overview of known wallet API limitations.
The quickest way to get help from our dedicated support team is to send a message in the Live Chat.
No, Electrum does not provide complete and ready-to-file tax documents. This is because Electrum does not have knowledge of your transactions on other exchanges, platforms, or self-custody wallets.
How do I get Electrum tax documents?
The easiest way to get tax documents and reports is to connect Electrum with Coinpanda which will automatically import your transactions. After that, you can download complete tax reports for Electrum.
Does Electrum provide financial or end-of-year statements?
No, Electrum 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 for using Electrum?
Yes, all transactions using Electrum involving the disposal of a crypto asset are in most cases taxable. You must also pay income tax on earned crypto such as staking, airdrops, or interest.
Is transferring to Electrum taxable?
No, transferring cryptocurrency to Electrum is not taxed as long as you transfer between your personal wallets or exchange accounts.
How do I avoid paying taxes on Electrum?
It is impossible to avoid paying taxes completely for Electrum 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.