Tax Warning For Crypto Hobbyists

CRYPTO MYTH: “My Crypto is a hobby so I don’t have to pay tax”

  • The ATO’s view is that crypto is personal use if it’s kept or used mainly to make purchases of items for personal use or consumption. You might hold a very small portfolio of Bitcoin, Ethereum, or whatever it is, and use that to buy clothes, music, and games. But not to buy, sell, trade, or invest.
    • It is not a personal use asset where: Its intended use is to purchase income-producing investments; or
    • You intend to keep it for a number of years with the intention of selling it at an opportune time based on favourable time. So, you basically make money off a sale of it.

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