Will I need to pay taxes if I sell Bitcoin?

Cash App will provide you with your Form 1099-B based on the Form W-9 information you provided in the app. It is your responsibility to determine any tax impact of your bitcoin transactions on Cash App. Cash App does not provide tax advice.

Do I qualify for a Form 1099-B?

If you have sold Bitcoin during the reporting tax year, Cash App will provide you with a 1099-B form by February 15th of the following year of your Bitcoin sale.

Where can I locate my Form 1099-B?

You can access your Tax form in your Cash App. To do so:

  1. Tap on the profile icon
  2. Select Documents
  3. Select Bitcoin
  4. Select the 2020 1099-B
The 1099-B will also be available to download from your desktop browser at https://cash.app/account.

Will the IRS receive a copy of my Form 1099-B?

Yes. Cash App is required by law to file a copy of the Form 1099-B to the IRS for the applicable tax year.

How is the proceeds amount calculated on the form?

The proceeds box amount on the Form 1099-B shows the net cash proceeds from your Bitcoin sales. This means that it shows the total value of your Bitcoin sales for the tax year, but does not account for how much you paid to buy the Bitcoin (your cost basis).

How do I figure out my gains or losses and cost basis?

Please refer to the “Transactions CSV” located in your Cash App. To access your Transactions CSV:

  1. Tap on the profile icon
  2. Select Documents
  3. Select Bitcoin
  4. Select the 2020 1099-B

You can also access your transactions CSV from your desktop browser at https://cash.app/account. It is your responsibility to determine any tax impact of your bitcoin transactions on Cash App. Cash App does not provide tax advice. If you have questions about your particular tax situation you should consult a tax advisor.

What forms do I need to file for my Bitcoin taxes?

This depends on your tax situation and how you interact with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency. If you sold Bitcoin you may need to file IRS Form 8949 and a Schedule D, which can be generated from your 1099-B.

What if I trade cryptocurrencies on multiple exchanges including Cash App?

Cash App only provides records of your bitcoin transactions on Cash App. If you trade cryptocurrencies on other exchanges you will need to obtain transaction and tax information from them.

Where can I learn more about cryptocurrency taxes?

The IRS maintains an FAQ section on virtual currency transactions.

Cash App does not provide tax advice. If you have questions about your particular tax situation you should consult a tax advisor.