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Connect Coinbase with Binocs


"Use Binocs to make your Coinbase tax reporting easy. It imports your data and helps you create the right tax forms to submit."


Coinbase is a world-renowned cryptocurrency exchange platform founded in 2012 by Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam. Since its inception, Coinbase has grown to become one of the most popular and trusted exchanges, boasting over 56 million verified users in more than 100 countries.


The platform provides users with access to an extensive range of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and many more. With its user-friendly interface and advanced trading tools, Coinbase is an ideal platform for both novice and experienced traders.


Does Coinbase provide tax documents?

No, Coinbase does not issue tax documents. You can find transaction history or trading Reports. To calculate your crypto taxes, use your Coinbase transaction history and do the calculations yourself or utilize a crypto tax calculator.


How to get your Coinbase tax report with Binocs?

Simplify your tax process with Coinbase and Binocs. Connect Coinbase to Binocs by importing your transaction history via API integration or uploading a CSV file. Binocs will quickly calculate your taxes, generate a comprehensive report, and have you ready to file with the Tax department. Enjoy a stress-free tax season with the ultimate crypto tax tool. 

How to connect Coinbase to Binocs via API?

To Connect with Coinbase, you require a pair of keys - an API key and a secret key.


How to create API key and Secret key in Coinbase?


Note -
1. API keys are for read-only access.
2.Supported transaction types for this API connection are:

STEP 1: Log in to your Coinbase account

STEP 2: Select  the Profile icon on the top right corner and click on settings.


STEP 3: In the Header column select the API.


STEP 4: Click on ‘New API Key’.

STEP 5: Enter the two step verification code provided by SMS to your phone.

STEP 6: Accounts- Select All.

STEP 7: Choose the permissions that you would like to grant through your new API key.

STEP 8: After give Permissions for all -click on create.

STEP 9: Copy both the API and Secret Keys and paste them in the Binocs Application.

STEP 10: Store the keys in a separate file that you can refer to in case you need them again.


How to connect Coinbase to Binocs via CSV?

Before uploading it to Binocs, you must first download a CSV file from Coinbase containing your complete trade history.

Important points to keep in my mind before you upload your transaction CSVs:

  • Please upload all CSVs for current and past years.
  • Only upload Coinbase CSVs for this exchange.     
  • Please ensure that for incremental transactions, data is added only after the last transaction date and with the same account label.     

File types supported:

File format example:

Only this file type is supported on Binocs.


While uploading subsequently , please upload incrementally by choosing a custom time range from the ‘Date’ field.


Transaction Types supported for Coinbase CSVs:

  • Advanced Trade Sell
  • Advanced Trade Buy
  • Convert
  • Receive
  • Send
  • Buy
  • Sell
  • Learning Reward
  • Rewards Income


How to download and export your transaction history CSV file from Coinbase?


STEP 1: Log in to your Coinbase account.

STEP 2: Click on  your profile in the top right corner and select Manage your profile.


STEP 3: Click on the statements from the top left side corner.


STEP 4: Select - asset type, transaction type and Date should be all.

STEP 5: Select the option for CSV.

STEP 6: Click on ‘Generate’


STEP 7: Transaction report will generate and get downloaded to your system.

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