Do I have to pay GST/HST on cryptocurrency transactions?

Do I have to pay GST/HST on cryptocurrency transactions? Do I have to pay GST/HST on cryptocurrency transactions?

1 Expert Answer

Sean Duffy

CPA, CMA, Senior Manager, Accounting Solutions,  Welch LLP

From the CRA's Guide for cryptocurrency users and tax professionals:


"Where a taxable property or service is exchanged for cryptocurrency, the GST/HST that applies to the property or service is calculated based on the fair market value of the cryptocurrency at the time of the exchange.


If your business accepts cryptocurrency as payment for taxable property or services, the value of the cryptocurrency for GST/HST purposes is calculated based on its fair market value at the time of the transaction.


Keep all records that show how you calculated the fair market value."

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