Uncle Sam Wants Your Crypto!

As you know, the IRS’s middle name is “Revenue,” so it won’t surprise you to learn that the IRS is very interested in taxing your crypto gains. Right now, reporting is the biggest issue. To solve for that, the IRS went to court and got authorization to issue John Doe summonses to some centralized exchanges (Kraken and Circle). They were looking for people with over $20k of transactions between 2016-2020.

There are far more questions than answers right now. Today, the IRS treats crypto as property. If you purchase something with BTC, did you sell your property to pay an expense? Did you use a liquid asset to make the purchase? There’s a lot to work out. If you’re into crypto, have a look at the president’s 2022 budget proposal. It is light on specifics, but it clearly says that the Feds want in on the crypto biz.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the host of the Shelly Palmer #strategyhacker livestream and co-host of Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett. He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com

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