CRA is considering requiring expanded disclosure of crypto-assets

Prior to the October 10, 2022 release by the OECD of its Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework and Amendments to the Common Reporting Standard, CRA indicated that it was still considering the question of where a cryptocurrency is located.

It went on to state:

[C]rypto-assets … carry a material risk of tax evasion or non-compliance, regardless of their situs. The CRA believes that, in general, reporting of crypto-assets would facilitate tax compliance in this growing sector. The CRA is currently considering several options, including changes to certain forms, schedules and guides that would increase disclosure for this type of asset and promote tax compliance.

Neal Armstrong. Summary of 7 October 2022 APFF Financial Strategies and Instruments Roundtable, Q.1 under s. 233.3(1) – specified foreign property – (a).