Cryptocurrency (Tax) Questions & Answers!

The IRS’ take on Cryptocurrency, or as the Service calls it, "Virtual Currency" is becoming more and more essential to investing and holding the  assets. Why? Virtual currency transactions are taxable by law just like transactions in any other property. Taxpayers transacting in virtual currency  may have to report those transactions on their tax returns. WHAT IS VIRTUAL CURRENCY?  Virtual currency is a digital representation of value that functions as a medium of exchange, a unit of account, and/or a store of value.


In some environments, it operates like “real” currency (i.e., the coin and paper money of the United States or of any other country that is designated as legal tender, circulates, and is customarily used and accepted as a medium of exchange in the country of issuance), but it does not have legal tender status in the U.S. Cryptocurrency is a type of virtual currency that utilizes cryptography to validate and secure transactions that are digitally recorded on a distributed ledger, such as a blockchain.

Virtual currency that has an equivalent value in real currency, or that acts as a substitute for real currency, is referred to as “convertible” virtual currency. Bitcoin is one example of a convertible virtual currency. Bitcoin can be digitally traded between users and can be purchased for, or exchanged into, U.S. dollars, Euros, and other assets.

 

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Kenner French, is a former small business contributor at Forbes.com, author of three books, an executive at AI-focused VastSolutionsGroup.com, a keynote speaker, and a Dave Matthews Band fan!

 

 

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