Celsius paused all withdrawals, swaps and transfers on the 12th of June 2022 and filed for bankruptcy on the 14th of July 2022. Despite this, users may still need to report any taxable transactions on Celsius prior to the platform halting operations. The Celsius site is still operational at the time of writing, although a pop-up appears warning the company has filed for bankruptcy. If you close the pop up, you should still be able to log in to your Celsius account and export your transaction history.
Celsius Network was a popular CeFi lending platform that attracted more than 1.7 million investors looking to earn passive income on their held assets. However, in June 2022, Celsius paused all withdrawals and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2022, leaving many investors unable to access their funds. Despite this, you may still need to report your taxable Celsius transactions to your tax office - and Koinly can help. Here’s how.
Yes, Celsius reported to the IRS. Any time you received a 1099 form from Celsius, the IRS received an identical copy.
Celsius bankruptcy proceedings may drag on for several years - much like the Mt. Gox proceedings. While investors may eventually see some of their funds returned, it’s unlikely to happen any time soon.
Worse still, you may still need to report your taxable transactions on Celsius prior to the collapse to your tax office as part of your annual tax return - but Koinly can help.
Koinly works by importing your Celsius transaction data to analyze what's taxable, and what's not. Here’s how to connect.
1. The Celsius API is read only by default, so you don’t need to worry about Koinly having access via API.
2. Not sure how to deal with loans made on Celsius or having issues with how your collateral appears in Koinly? See our guide here.
You'll need to start by downloading a CSV file with your full trading history from Celsius before you can upload it to Koinly - here's how.
Now you've got your CSV file, here's how to upload it to Koinly.
It’s unclear how much longer the Celsius API may remain active. As such, we recommend users export their complete Celsius transaction history to CSV as soon as possible. This will help you with filing any taxes, and may help prove losses of funds in the future.
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Prior to filing for bankruptcy in July 2022, Celsius provided some tax documents (1099 forms) for US users exclusively.
Celsius offers 2 easy ways to export your transaction history to connect with crypto tax software - like Koinly - and generate tax forms. Either connect via API or upload a CSV file of your Celsius transaction history.
Yes. Celsius issued 1099-MISC forms for US investors who earned $600 or more on the platform throughout the financial year.
Remember, your 1099-MISC form only shows your earnings from Celsius and may not represent an accurate picture of your earnings from crypto overall. If you later sold or swapped your CEL tokens or other earnings, you’ll be liable for Capital Gains Tax on any profits too. This is why you need your entire Celsius transaction history and not just a 1099-MISC form.
To get your 1099-MISC form, go to profile, then reports, then tax report. You can then choose to have your 1099-MISC posted or emailed to you. In general, 1099 forms should be available by February of the following year, but you’ll be able to see if yours is still generating in the status box next to the form. It is not clear whether Celsius will issue 1099 forms for the 2022 financial year.
No, Celsius does not provide an end of year tax statement. But you can use crypto tax software to create one.
Despite bankruptcy proceedings, you may still have to report taxable transactions on Celsius - and if you have losses, this may benefit you as you can use them to offset any gains and reduce your tax bill.
It’s likely Celsius reports to other tax authorities around the world like the ATO, HMRC and the CRA to name a few. Most countries have requirements to operate in that country, including sharing customer data with the relevant authorities to ensure tax compliance.
Prior to halting withdrawals suddenly, Celsius was considered a relatively safe CeFi platform that attracted millions of investors. However, after filing for bankruptcy proceedings, many investors have been with huge losses as a result.
This is a known issue for some users, which is why we put together our guide to help walk you through how to resolve it. See it here.
Unfortunately, very little. Here’s what our Head of Tax, Danny Talwar, had to say, "Court proceedings for Celsius customers may drag out many years, so investors may not receive any deposits back for some time - akin to the proceedings after the Mt. Gox collapse in 2014. While Celsius investors may be facing drawn-out legal proceedings, the Chapter 11 filing may spell temporary relief for the larger crypto market - it likely means Celsius won't be selling their holdings any time soon into an already depressed market."
On Sunday the 12th of June 2022, Celsius released a statement saying it was “pausing all withdrawals, Swap, and transfers between accounts" for the 1.7 million investors using the platform, due to extreme market conditions. On the 14th of July 2022, Celsius announced the company was filing for bankruptcy. In the company's court filing, it was revealed Celsius had liabilities of $5.5 billion and assets of $4.3 billion - with a $1.2 billion hole in the balance sheet.