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Do cryptocurrency exchanges implement CRS/FATCA?

7889

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Bitfinex support fiat trading as well as usdt.
The simpliest way for report for exchanges is a make balance reports snapshot for date 31.12 at market rate for all crypto assets.

Maybe they are simplify report and send only fiat balance that was on 31.12 on the account, but its to simple way for avoid any summ in reporting, so I doubt exchanges will do this way.
Oh yes, they do actually, haven't checked in a while, have they started to accept fiat deposits this year? Then CRS questionnary was only logical of course. I only tried to withdraw usd from bitfinex once and it took 45 days.
 

7889

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This is a very interesting point. Any idea if there are any trading platforms out there which allows you to trade (i.e. realise) your stock by way to exchanging it for another stock? Probably not due to the difficulty in matching a 1 to 1/whole number swap (else one party will make a transaction loss). But that is such an idea to explore.
I don't think it's possible with individual stocks (i never thought of it anyway), but mutual funds (aka unit trusts) of the same fundhouse (e.g. Blackrock or Fidelity) can be switched between each other directly. At least that's how it looks like at customer side, I wouldn't be surprised if "behind the curtains" one fund is sold and another is purchased, you are just presented with the end result, and i also would not be surprised if those hidden sale proceeds could actually fall under CRS scope. I know for sure, that even when you have mutual fund with reinvested dividends (i.e. you never actually receive dividends on your account, they are automatically reinvested back into the fund), those "invisible" dividends still fall under CRS and will be reported as your income.
 
It would be naive to think that they would only report your current income. and not your previous income.
Viable option you have right now is to create accounts with dark documents or buy a ready made stealth account and get your money for as long EMI's don't implement CRS. But like others have pointed out, it is only a matter of time before they implement it so we must enjoy the opportunity while it lasts.
 

fuorissimo

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I think that also When crypto are converted in Fiat, can't be under CRS.

Because user dont have personal bank account in Exchange, but all users money are in the same account, owned by Exchange.
 

TurnedToRobot

Entrepreneur
I think that also When crypto are converted in Fiat, can't be under CRS.

Because user dont have personal bank account in Exchange, but all users money are in the same account, owned by Exchange.
But sometimes it isn't enough to think even so you're a conehead. It's would be advisable to ask the EMI or exchange if they are going to report you or not.
 

fuorissimo

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I opened a ticket at Kraken, I'm waiting for a reply. When I get it, I'll let you know. My opinion is that at least for the moment, there is no obligation (Coinbase and Kraken, the others i do not know) CRS, because in their SUPPORT section, CRS is never mentioned.
 

clemens

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their SUPPORT section, CRS is never mentioned.
So you mean if they don't put this in their support section they don't report you? I would not put my trust in this. There was reported for some times (maybe 2 years ago) that banks have informed customers they don't report them and today they have all been reported :D I recommend everyone to have a look into this and make their own checks before they feel safe.

I know of unlicensed providers which guaranteed not report but they have only limited use.
 

fuorissimo

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I said something different: I sent a written request to Kraken just to get more clarification.

However, if they have to respect the CRS, they are obliged to communicate it because it is inherent to our privacy. They are obliged to write what they do with our data, even if they communicate it to national tax authorities
 

Gamblord

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When it comes to fiat they might report depending on whether they are located in CRS or non-CRS country.
 

Gamblord

New member
In case they implement CRS:

- Would that implementation be retroactive? Meaning that they will report things prior implementation of CRS?
- Does CRS disclose total entry and exit of funds over a whole year or just account balance at 31st of Dec?
Balance on 31st. Same as CRS. We are talking about fiat and I doubt anyone keeps they money on exchange for more than a day.
 

countryfree

Active Member
The problem as I see it, is that it's very difficult to use an exchange when you live outside of a CRS or AEOI country.
 

Gamblord

New member
For good measure, I got to clarify with you that the crypto may not be reported if it is not considered a Financial Asset under the CRS definitions, refer to the OECD CRS Commentary, section VIII, para 23 oneards - Common Reporting Standard and related Commentaries - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

If cryptos are not covered in the definitions or do not have the same characteristics as the definition provides, then its balance may not be reportable in the case of a custodial account.
I thought so. What if you withdraw USD from exchange?

My guess is that it matters where the exchange is. Bittrex is in USA (non-CRS) so it would be good if you are not American.

Also with CRS, my understanding is that they only report your fiat holdings on the last day of year or what you had when you closed your account.
 
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