CryptoTrader.Tax only needs "Read" or "View" access to import your trade history. This permission protects your accounts. Learn more about API access in this article here.

Step 1:
Login to your Kraken account.

Step 2:

Select your profile from the top-right dropdown menu and click on API

Direct Link: https://www.kraken.com/u/security/api

Step 3:

Click the Add Key button and create a new API key with the settings below. After the settings are filled out, click the Generate Key button.

Be sure the following checkboxes are enabled:

  • Query Funds

  • Query Open Orders & Trades

  • Query Closed Orders & Trades

  • Query Ledger Entries

Step 4:

On the next screen, copy the API Key and API Secret values. These will be needed for later to import your transaction history.

Once copied, click Save at the bottom.

Step 5:

Navigate to the Kraken tab inside CryptoTrader.Tax and enter your API Key and API Secret into the the provided text boxes.

Finally click Sync Transactions to import your transaction history.

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