How to do your CoindCX taxes

CoinDCX is a popular crypto exchange for Indian investors, offering a wide selection of popular altcoins, as well as product offerings for more experienced investors like margin trading and futures, as well as an earn product for passive income from crypto investments.


Follow these steps to sync your CoinDCX data automatically to Koinly:

  1. Log in to CoinDCX and go to your profile.
  2. Select access API dashboard.
  3. Select create a new one.
  4. Give your API key a name, for example, "Koinly".
  5. Complete the two factor verification.
  6. Select go to API dashboard.
  7. Copy your API key and API secret and paste them into the fields in Koinly.

On Koinly:

  1. Create a free account on Koinly
  2. Complete onboarding until you get to the Wallets page and find CoinDCX in the list
  3. Select API > Paste the API keys you copied above in the appropriate box
  4. Hit Import and wait for Koinly to sync your data. This can take a few minutes
  5. Review your transactions on the Transactions page to ensure everything is tagged correctly and no missing data
  6. Go to the Tax Reports page to view your tax liability!
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Does CoinDCX report to the Income Tax Department in India?

In a manner of speaking, yes. The government introduced a 1% TDS on all purchases and crypto trades for Indian exchanges last year. This means compliant Indian crypto exchanges like CoinDCX must deduct TDS on behalf of users. The main reason TDS was introduced was to help the ITD keep track of crypto investments for Indian taxpayers to ensure tax compliance. As well as this, the ITD may also be able to request additional customer data from Indian crypto exchanges. You should always report your crypto investments accurately in your Income Tax Return - failure to do so comes with severe penalties.

How are CoinDCX transactions taxed?

The ITD has released guidance on crypto taxes over the past few years, meaning your CoinDCX transactions may be subject to 3 tax rates:

  • 1% TDS: Purchasing crypto with INR or trading one crypto for another on CoinDCZ is subject to 1% TDS. CoinDCX does this on your behalf.

  • 30% tax: Any gain from trading, selling, or spending crypto on CoinDCX is subject to a 30% flat tax. Losses from trading, selling, or spending crypto cannot be offset against gains.

  • Income Tax at your individual slab rate: Earning crypto - including using CoinDCX Earn products - may be subject to Income Tax at your individual slab rate.

Learn more about how crypto is taxed in India.

How to get a CoinDCX tax statement

The ITD is clear that you need to report your CoinDCX (and any other crypto) gains and income in your Income Tax Return. You should report gains from selling, swapping, or spending crypto in the Schedule VDA, while any income from crypto should be reported in Schedule Income From Other Sources. You can do all of this using the Income Tax Portal, but you'll need to calculate the figures you need to report first.

This means you need to figure out your gains, losses, and income from CoinDCX. You'll need details including your cost base, transaction dates, and proceeds for each time you sold, swapped, or spent crypto. As well as this, you'll need to calculate the fair market value of that income in INR on the day you received it for any crypto income.

This is why most investors opt to use a crypto tax calculator like Koinly. Koinly calculates all this for you and generates crypto tax reports that include all the information you need to easily file with the ITD. All you need to do is connect CoinDCX to Koinly using API or by uploading a CSV file of your transaction history.

Learn more about how to report and pay crypto tax in India.

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