Cryptocurrency Tax - Waterhouse Lawyers - Tax Law Specialists

Cryptocurrency Tax

The law around cryptocurrency tax is complex and on the radar with the Australian Tax Office. In 2020 the ATO issued approximately 350,000 notices to cryptocurrency investors.

It is important that you understand your tax obligations and keep accurate accounting records.

Waterhouse Lawyers have expertise in the crypto tax field; with specialised articles featured in both The Tax Institute and Thomson Reuters Tax Bulletin.

We understand crypto tax can be a grey area. Our expert cryptocurrency tax lawyers can help clarify topics such as:

  • Cryptocurrency and Capital Gains Tax;
  • CGT on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) when the value of the cryptocurrency is nil;
  • Converting cryptocurrency to fiat currency;
  • Tax laws around the sale or gift crypto;
  • Crypto-to-crypto trading;
  • Using crypto to obtain goods or services;
  • Personal use asset exemptions from CGT;
  • Chain splits of different versions of cryptocurrency;
  • Crypto tax reporting requirements to the ATO.


Need tax help?

We are here to help when your tax or superannuation affairs become overwhelming.

We can liaise with the ATO if you are being audited; obtain a payment plan for a tax debt; and represent you in a tax court case.

Need tax help?

We are here to help when your tax or superannuation affairs become overwhelming.

We can liaise with the ATO if you are being audited; obtain a payment plan for a tax debt; and represent you in a tax court case.

Satisfied Clients

Fantastic knowledge and professionalism


Good Morning Paul,

Just wanted to pass on our appreciation for assisting us today and supporting our company with the ATO interview, your professionalism and knowledge was fantastic, thank you.


We understand it’s still along way away but we feel comfortable that we have selected the right professionals for the long task ahead.

Bill L—August 2017

Hi Lamees,

I cannot thank you enough. This is the best outcome for my son.  It will will give him the opportunity to start over.

Thank you for your professional service and utmost attention to his case. You have been great and your assistance was appreciated.

We will drop by at your office sometime soon to say thank your personally.


Thank you again Lamees


Thank you for saving my son from his tax debt

Thanks for ATO tax advice

Dear Tania, thanks for your help. You have been instrumental in keeping my spirits high these past few weeks as the ATO enquiry was one of many issues I had to deal with at present.

When it comes to tax correspondence and official dealings with the ATO the usual anecdote is always to seek expert advice, but advice given is only one part of the story. The personable approach, understanding of your clients’ pain points and delivering on that developed empathy is many times more valuable in effect than perhaps the advice itself.

You aced that approach when dealing with my situation, understood my story and went far beyond the mile or service benchmark that I would normally expect any professional consultant would go to.

So, in that regards, I unreservedly am happy to recommend you to any contact I know who wants to get the right advice and in a way that he or she are also satisfied with the interaction.

Bob W—February 2019

Forever Grateful

Tania, I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for all you have done.

An ATO audit that was turning very ugly, thanks to an extremely uncooperative accountant, has now had an excellent result! I knew I needed professional help and finding you through an internet search was a godsend. You were able to turn this horrible situation around and knowing I had you in my corner, helped put my mind at ease.

Now today you’ve told me it’s all over, the review is complete and we’ve had a great success – what a relief. I can now breathe and refocus on my business.

Thank you Tania – you’re a star and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending you and your firm.

Jennifer P—November 2015

Professional and honest support in stressful time

Hi Tania,

You and your team worked tirelessly and we couldn’t have been more impressed or supported by you.  Your team’s professionalism, communication and honest support gave us reassurance during a very stressful time.

We received the best result which was only achieved by their you and your team’s commitment and hard work.

Ludan B—January 2017



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