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PayPal, Coinbase Invest in Crypto Tax Automation Startup TaxBit

PayPal Ventures, Coinbase Ventures and Winklevoss Capital invested an undisclosed amount in the firm.

Jan 7, 2021 at 12:56 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:52 a.m. UTC

TaxBit, a firm providing cryptocurrency tax automation software, says it has secured investments from the venture arms of PayPal and Coinbase, as well as its existing investor Winklevoss Capital.

  • The amount invested was not disclosed in an announcement Thursday.
  • The backing reinforces "the importance of tailored software solutions, like TaxBit, in driving widespread cryptocurrency adoption," the company said.
  • TaxBit automates the complex task of cryptocurrency tax compliance for consumers, businesses and exchanges through its two primary apps.
  • PayPal's investment may be significant, with experts having previously told CoinDesk that the payment firm's new-to-crypto customers would face a "huge headache" when it comes to tax time.
  • PayPal launched crypto buying and selling services in the U.S. in October.

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