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These Are the Bitcoin Stories You Loved in 2019

2019 was a crazy year for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and a number of interesting events happened throughout the last 12 months. It’s hard to keep track of the day-to-day activities taking place within the cryptosphere and there may be a few incidents some of our readers missed. At news.Bitcoin.com we took the opportunity to scan our...
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Harsh Laws Make Bitcoin Holders Consider Renunciation or Dual Citizenship

As digital currencies become a mainstay in society, a great number of governments have enforced strict tax guidelines, severe money transmission rules, and tough regulations. Because of a few nation-states’ harsh rules against cryptos, there are individuals who plan to renounce their citizenship in order to become stateless. Some people will also attempt to get...
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Thomson Reuters Launches Crypto Tax Tool

Tax authorities around the world are increasing their focus on crypto transactions and companies are rushing to help investors navigate the unclear regulations. The latest example is Thomson Reuters which has added a new tool for American tax payers to report crypto dealings to the IRS. Also Read: Thomson Reuters Eikon to Display Data on...
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Regulatory Roundup: New US Crypto Bill, France’s 1st Approved ICO, Muslim Crypto

In this roundup, we cover a wide range of regulatory developments in the crypto space. Much has transpired in the U.S., including a new crypto bill, SEC’s proposal, lawmakers seeking answers from the IRS, and the state of Michigan signing several crypto bills into law. We also cover France’s first-approved initial coin offering, a proposal...
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Lawmakers Want Answers From IRS, Citing Major Issues With Crypto Tax Guidance

Eight lawmakers have sent a letter to the IRS seeking answers to new questions stemming from the latest crypto tax guidance. They pointed out a number of major issues including unwarranted tax liabilities for crypto users who unwillingly receive forked or airdropped coins. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: Crypto ‘Inevitable’ in India, China Rankings, NY Streamlines...
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Regulatory Roundup: Crypto ‘Inevitable’ in India, China Rankings, NY Streamlines Policy

In this regulatory roundup, we cover a positive crypto story in India, China’s year-end rankings, and the European Central Bank entering the stablecoin race. We also cover the New York regulator’s proposed Bitlicense revision — the first in five years — and several other notable regulatory developments in the crypto space. Also read: Regulatory Roundup...
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Op Ed: IRS Doesn’t Get Cryptocurrencies: Here’s Why

After five long years, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the U.S. finally decided to release additional guidelines in October 2019 regarding crypto taxes. While the guidelines have brought some measure of relief by clearing up some important ambiguities, many say they’ve left more confusion behind. So what is the problem here really? Is it...
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Denmark’s Tax Authority Sends Warning Letters to 20,000 Crypto Owners

The tax authority of Denmark has reportedly sent out warning letters to 20,000 crypto owners asking them to amend their tax returns, pay taxes on crypto gains, or face penalties. The tax agency is demanding a full breakdown of their crypto transactions; it recently obtained information on these traders from three local crypto exchanges. Also...
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Danish Tax Authority Cracks Down on ‘Crypto Tax Avoiders’

Danish regulators are targeting crypto traders in a tax avoider crackdown. Skattestyrelsen, or Skat, Denmark’s tax agency, has issued warning letters to “20,000 cryptocurrency tax avoiders,” according to European crypto tracking and tax reporting startup Koinly. The move comes months after regulators were sniffing around at a trio of local exchanges for information on crypto...
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IRS Now Requires Tax Filers to Disclose Crypto Activities

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has finalized and put in use a new tax form that requires crypto owners to declare whether they received, bought, sold, exchanged, or acquired any cryptocurrencies in 2019. Tax experts are frustrated at the vagueness of the tax agency, with some questioning whether the answers would increase the chances...
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Regulatory Roundup: Bitcoin Futures Fund Approved, India’s RBI-Backed Digital Currency

In this regulatory roundup, we cover the U.S. SEC approving a bitcoin futures fund, the new IRS tax form targeting crypto owners, and several more steps taken by the U.S. government toward crypto regulation. We also cover India’s central bank digital currency plan, South Korea’s crypto taxation plan, and the European Commission’s announcement regarding stablecoins....
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New IRS Form Confirms the Agency Remains Curious About Cryptocurrencies

American cryptocurrency holders are all too aware of what the IRS aims to achieve. In a new form sent to recipients, the agency is trying to dig deeper into people’s crypto past. It is pertinent for US cryptocurrency users to report their holdings, earnings, and losses to the IRS. The IRS is at it Once...
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Korean Government to Tax Crypto Capital Gains from 2020

The Korean government is preparing legal tools to tax capital gains from the sale of crypto assets. Specialized legislation to target digital asset deals is expected to arrive from the tax season for 2020. Korean Authorities Hope to Tax Crypto Capital Gains Until recently, Korea was one of the most active markets for crypto speculation....
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Brazilian IRS Creates New Penalty Code For Misreporting Crypto Taxes

Enjin coin surged after the world-famous technology company Microsoft and the coin platform have teamed up to make the project named Azure Heroes, a project that gives prizes to contributors to the community for posting content, creating demos, building sample code, and blogging about Azure as we are reading further in the altcoin news today.There...
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Brazil IRS Creates Penalty Code For Dishonest Crypto Taxpayers

The IRS in Brazil has turned the spotlight on crypto deals and transfers, creating a special penalty code to fine for misreporting. Brazil Requires Monthly Filings for Crypto Activity Failing to file a monthly report of crypto asset movements triggers “Revenue code 5720 – Default for Default / Incorrect / Delay in Reporting on Transactions...
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Op Ed: The IRS Is Checking Up on Crypto Businesses. Is Yours Ready for Its Title 31 Exam?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is auditing companies who registered with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) as a Money Service Business (MSB) involved in the Bitcoin space — it’s called a Title 31 Exam. These exams were once typically reserved for Indian Casinos but they’re happening in the Bitcoin space now. I’ve seen a...
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Bitcoin And Crypto Compliance From A US Tax Perspective

One of the things which causes undue consternation for many holders of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency is its taxable status. While some naysayers still consider the whole industry a tax avoidance scheme, most users just want to make sure they comply with the rules. Fortunately, many jurisdictions, including the US, have fairly clearly defined regulation, in this area...
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IRS Gets Approval From US Court To Look Into Bitstamp User Info

Unicorns are companies which have crossed the $1 billion valuation mark. They are a rare breed nowadays but are growing as the cryptocurrency market grows. In today’s crypto news, we are listing the top 10 most valuable blockchain companies at press time.Just so you know, the below shared values include the company valuation which is...
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US Court Allows IRS to View Bitstamp Customer Information

US federal judge allowed the IRS to demand information about users’ assets from Bitstamp crypto exchange, although the agency was also ordered to reduce the number of requests. The IRS’s involvement with the cryptocurrency industry continues to increase. This, in turn, has irked quite some crypto users. One resident of Washington even sent a request to...
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3 Ways US Congress May Approach Bitcoin Taxation

With the U.S. Internal Revenue Service looking to enforce more stringent Bitcoin tax compliance, several stakeholders say Congress should step in to clarify the way virtual currencies should be treated for tax purposes. The following are three possible ways lawmakers could approach bitcoin taxation. ‘De Minimis’ Bitcoin Taxation Exemption Using bitcoin and cryptos for microtransactions...
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IRS Delivers Tax Refunds to Crypto Holders With Accurate Reports

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued tax refunds to crypto holders who filed and submitted accurate reports. This move by the revenue collector could signal that the agency is not looking to punish digital assets holders. According to reports, the Internal Revenue Service of the United States, which also happens to be the...
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IRS Is Investigating Cryptocurrency ATMs and Kiosks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is the revenue service wing of the U.S. government, recently announced that it would be launching investigations into cryptocurrency ATMs and kiosks regarding tax evasion matters. In addition, it would also look into whether they were being used to aid in the purchase of controlled substances, money laundering, and...
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IRS Refunds Tax-Paying Crypto Users

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has sent refunds to crypto users who had correctly reported their taxes with proof of trades and transactions. The matter of cryptocurrency-related taxes has been a major question within the US for a few years now. While the country continues to operate without any crypto regulations — or a hint...
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The IRS Still Hasn’t Decided if They Want to tax Cryptocurrency Airdrops

The IRS is still uncertain as to how they will treat cryptocurrency airdrops. Additionally, the agency clarified how users can’t defer taxes on transactions occurring before 2018.  It is promising to see the IRS focus on cryptocurrencies in this day and age. Bringing them into the mainstream adds more legitimacy to Bitcoin and altcoins.  The...
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US Crypto Investors May Need To Consider Amending Past Tax Returns

Tax law surrounding crypto assets is currently convoluted and confusing, even despite Congress demanding the IRS clarify the law, and the IRS taking steps to provide more clarity to crypto investors in the United States.The post appeared first on NewsBTC
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The IRS Confirms a new Wave of Cryptocurrency Audits is Coming

Tax agencies around the globe continue to crack down on cryptocurrency users. A new joint report by the IRS and other agencies confirm there are new tools being deployed to identify tax evaders, cybercriminals, and other culprits.  For some time now, the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement have been working together.  The IRS Targets...
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IRS Playing Fair With Transparent Crypto Tax Filings

Contrary to its portrayed draconian stance on crypto taxes, the US Internal Revenue Service is playing fair. Exercising transparency in reporting numbers is the key, and may save crypto traders thousands in tax bills. IRS Appreciates Detailed Crypto Transaction and Trading History A detailed history of crypto transactions and sales may significantly reduce the outstanding...
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Gemini Exchange Adds Automated Customer Tax Reporting

US-based crypto exchange Gemini wants to help its users comply with the tax requirements in a convenient manner. The company hired Sovos to modernize its tax information reporting. The Solution Will Automate Gemini’s Tax Filings The exchange platform managed by Taylor and Cameron Winklevoss will use Sovos’ technology to automate its 1099 forms and filings....
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5 Takeaways From the New IRS Crypto Tax Guidance

The IRS released an update to its guidance on crypto taxation earlier this month, the first such update since the initial version in 2014. The new guidance is in the form of a Q/A released on the IRS’s website – it mainly clarifies the tax treatment of Hard Forks and Airdrops but also underlines the...
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3 Ways to Stay Crypto Compliant with the IRS

If you’re earning or trading in cryptocurrencies and not declaring to the IRS, it probably won’t end well. But if you want to make amends, there are three ways to go about it. IRS Sent Over 10k Letters to Crypto Users Since cryptocurrencies have been repeatedly thrust into the spotlight, they’re also increasingly under the...
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