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How to Report Your Luno Taxes

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

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Supported transactions

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

Tx TypeAPI importCSV file upload
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How to connect Luno 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 Luno account to Coinpanda with API:

  1. Click the menu icon in the top left and then ‘Luno API’
  2. Click on ‘GET API KEY’
  3. Click on ‘CREATE API KEY’
  4. Enter a name for your API key (ex: Coinpanda)
  5. Select ‘Read-only access’ from the Permissions menu
  6. Click on ‘Next’
  7. Copy the API key and Secret key to Coinpanda

How to connect Luno with CSV

Follow these steps to export your transactions from Luno:

  1. Navigate to the ‘Wallets’ page
  2. Select a wallet (BTC, ETH, etc) and click ‘Download Statement’ at the bottom
  3. Repeat the previous step until you have exported CSV files for all your wallets
  4. Upload the CSV files to Coinpanda

How are Luno transactions taxed?

The exact tax implications on Luno 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 Luno.

  • 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 Luno, 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 Luno transactions are taxed in your country, we recommend reading our in-depth guides to cryptocurrency taxes.

How do I file my Luno taxes?

First, you must calculate capital gains and income from all taxable transactions on Luno. 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 Luno. 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 Luno 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 Luno transactions to Coinpanda?

While we strive every day to ensure the highest possible accuracy for importing transactions from Luno 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 Luno API
  • Updated CSV file format
  • Luno 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 Luno 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.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Luno provide tax documents?

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

How do I get Luno tax documents?

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

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

No, Luno 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 Luno?

Yes, all transactions on Luno 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 Luno taxable?

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

How do I avoid paying taxes on Luno?

It is impossible to avoid paying taxes completely on Luno 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 Luno calculate my taxes?

Luno 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 Luno your entire life, it could technically do so.

Is Luno safe?

Luno is generally considered to be a safe exchange. Although Luno 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 Luno.

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