How to File Your Trust Wallet Taxes in 2024

Zac McClure
ByZac McClure, MBAReviewed byTynisa (Ty) Gaines, EAUpdated on December 12, 2023 · minute read
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  • Trust Wallet taxes are filed like other crypto taxes. The IRS requires that taxpayers report cryptocurrency transactions and income on their tax returns using Form 8949 and Schedule D for capital gains and losses, in addition to crypto income.

  • The IRS treats crypto held in digital wallets, such as Trust Wallet, as property for tax purposes. Trust Wallet does not at present provide tax documents, so users must export transaction history themselves in order to file Trust Wallet taxes.

What is a Trust Wallet? 

Trust Wallet is a popular cryptocurrency wallet that provides users a secure and decentralized way to store, manage, and trade digital assets. Initially created as an Ethereum wallet in 2017, Binance acquired Trust Wallet in 2018. It is available both as a mobile app and a browser extension.

Trust Wallet allows users to store a wide range of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Binance Coin (BNB), and many others. It offers features such as multi-wallet support, decentralized app (dApp) browsing, and built-in Web3 browser functionality, with an emphasis on security and user control. 

Trust Wallet is a non-custodial wallet. This means users have control over their private keys and funds. These private keys are stored locally to help ensure only the user has access to their funds. Trust Wallet also integrates with hardware wallets such as Ledger and Trezor for an additional layer of security.

Do I pay taxes on my Trust Wallet transactions?

The IRS treats crypto held in digital wallets, such as Trust Wallet, as property for tax purposes. This means Trust Wallet transactions involving cryptocurrencies have tax implications, and US-based Trust Wallet users can anticipate paying the going IRS tax rates for cryptocurrency

Here are three important points taxpayers need to consider when it comes to Trust Wallet taxes:

  • Capital Gains: Selling, exchanging, or disposing of cryptocurrencies held in Trust Wallet can result in capital gains or losses. The capital gains tax is applied to the difference between the sale price and the original cost basis of the cryptocurrency. 

  • Income Tax: If you receive crypto as income through mining, staking, airdrops, or payments for services, the fair market value of the received coins at time of receipt is typically considered taxable income. 

  • Reporting Requirements: The IRS requires that taxpayers report their cryptocurrency transactions and income on their tax returns. Taxpayers use Form 8949 and Schedule D for capital gains and losses and must report applicable income on the appropriate forms.

How to get your Trust Wallet tax documents

While Trust Wallet doesn't provide specific tax documents, users can access transaction history through blockchain explorers like Etherscan and BscScan. Follow these steps:

  • Launch Trust Wallet and select the crypto type.

  • Click "Receive" to view your wallet address.

  • Use Etherscan, BscScan, or Blockchain.com to view and export your transaction history as a CSV file.

With TokenTax, you can import data from every crypto exchange, blockchain, protocol, and wallet, making the tax filing process efficient and easy, however complex your crypto transactions are.

How to report your Trust Wallet taxes

TokenTax simplifies Trust Wallet tax reporting in five steps:

  1. Identify your wallet addresses through Trust Wallet.

  2. Organize wallet addresses or use Etherscan, BscScan, or Blockchain.com to view and export your transaction history as CSV.

  3. Log into TokenTax and select "Import Data."

  4. Choose the integration type (CSV or direct wallet import).

  5. Import data, either by uploading CSV files or connecting your wallet directly.

Our crypto tax software at TokenTax automatically processes your transaction history to make Trust Wallet tax filing hassle-free.

For our clients, at TokenTax our crypto tax professionals integrate Trust Wallet via DeFi chain APIs rather than CSV exports via the blockchain explorer.

Is Trust Wallet safe?

Trust Wallet is known for its commitment to security and user control. As a non-custodial wallet, Trust Wallet prioritizes user privacy by allowing individuals to retain control over their private keys and funds. Private keys are stored locally, ensuring that only the user has access to their assets. The wallet also offers integration with hardware wallets like Ledger and Trezor, providing an additional layer of protection.

Trust Wallet also employs thorough security measures and emphasizes decentralization. Users can confidently use Trust Wallet to store, manage, and trade cryptocurrencies, knowing that the platform places a high premium on safeguarding their digital assets. That noted, always do your own research and understand the risks involved before using any crypto platform.

How to get tax info from Trust Wallet

When it comes to taxes and Trust Wallet, users may wonder how to access the necessary information for filing. While Trust Wallet itself doesn't provide specific tax documents, obtaining transaction details is straightforward. Trust Wallet transactions are recorded on various blockchains, and users can easily retrieve their transaction history using tools like Etherscan and BscScan.

To access your complete on-chain transaction history, locate your Trust Wallet address for the respective blockchain within the Trust Wallet app. After finding your address, use the appropriate blockchain scanning tool to view and export the transaction history as a CSV file. This file can then be used for tax reporting purposes, ensuring a transparent and accurate account of your Trust Wallet activities.

Trust Wallet taxes FAQs

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about Trust Wallet tax and Trust Wallet tax documents.

Does Trust Wallet report to the IRS?

Trust Wallet does not share user information or activity with the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). This puts the responsibility of reporting Trust Wallet taxes to the IRS on the user.

Can the IRS view my Trust Wallet transactions?

Yes. The IRS pursues enforcement actions and partnerships with companies to enhance their ability to track cryptocurrency transactions. The agency has issued John Doe summonses to obtain information about taxpayers who may not be correctly reporting their cryptocurrency activities.

Will Trust Wallet send me a 1099 Form?

Trust Wallet does not currently send 1099 or other Trust Wallet tax documents to its users. According to existing US regulations, non-custodial wallet providers like Trust Wallet are not obligated to issue 1099 forms. 

Regulations may change in the future, so it’s important to stay informed and work with a crypto tax accountant like ours at TokenTax when you have questions.

Does Trust Wallet require KYC?

Trust Wallet does not require Know Your Customer (KYC) verification. Trust Wallet is designed to provide users with a decentralized and anonymous experience. As a non-custodial wallet, it respects user privacy by not mandating KYC procedures, allowing individuals to transact and manage their cryptocurrencies without the need for identity verification.

Is Trust Wallet decentralized?

Yes, Trust Wallet operates on decentralized principles. As a non-custodial wallet, it prioritizes decentralization by ensuring users control their private keys and funds. This aligns with the ethos of blockchain technology and provides users with a secure and autonomous platform for managing their digital assets.

Do crypto wallets have tax forms?

Cryptocurrency wallets, including Trust Wallet, typically do not issue specific tax forms like 1099. The responsibility for tax reporting lies with the user. Trust Wallet users can leverage tools like TokenTax to simplify the tax reporting process. 

While Trust Wallet itself doesn't provide tax documents, third-party integrations like ours at TokenTax offer seamless solutions for users to report their cryptocurrency transactions accurately to tax authorities.

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Zac McClure
Zac McClureCo-Founder & CEO at TokenTax
Zac co-founded TokenTax after his career in international finance and accounting at JPMorgan, Imprint Capital and Bain. He has worked in more than half-dozen countries and received his MBA from the UPenn Wharton School.
Tynisa (Ty) Gaines
Reviewed byTynisa (Ty) GainesTax Expert at TokenTax
Tynisa (Ty) Gaines, EA has more than 20 years of experience as a tax professional. Ty has published numerous tax articles, two tax e-books, and an academic publication on cryptocurrency for the National Income Tax Workbook.

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