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Cryptocurrency Tax Issues

Cryptocurrency, which represents a group of novel technologies, presents challenges in many areas of law. Because it doesn’t fit into traditional definitions of currency, commodity, or property, the U.S. tax law doesn’t provide much clarity over how to determine if and when a transaction in cryptocurrency gives rise to a taxable event, how to calculate any gain or loss from such event, and surrounding compliance obligations. 

IPB attorneys are at the forefront of this emerging field – advising clients, writing, speaking, and advocating for how the government should tax this new technology. Our attorneys apply their expert knowledge of federal, international, and individual taxation to advise on the many challenging aspects of taxation of cryptocurrency. As this technology continues to evolve, our attorneys will remain on the forefront as leaders of this exciting and emerging area of the economy.

IPB Cryptocurrency Publications

Beyond Digital: Is Cryptocurrency the Next Tax Frontier? (published in Tax Notes Federal)

Are Exchanges of Cryptocurrencies in Exchange for Other Cryptocurrencies Eligible for Like-kind Exchange Treatment Under Section 1031?

Cryptocurrency as Foreign Currency--Potential Application of Section 988

Tax Consequences of a Fork

When can an individual deduct a loss from a cryptocurrency transaction?

Recent Developments: Cryptocurrency (March 2020)

Cryptocurrency Resources

Revenue Ruling 2019-24

IRS FAQs on Cryptocurrency

IRS Notice 2014

NYSBA Comment Letter on Revenue Ruling 2019-24 (January 26, 2020)

AICPA Comment Letter on Notice 2014-21

ABA Comment Letter on Cryptocurrency Hard Forks (March 19, 2018)

SEC Statement on Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coins offerings 

Bitcoin Whitepaper

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