This course presents an overview of blockchain and the tax implication of cryptocurrency transactions. The IRS has provided some recent guidance, but potentially conflicting pronouncements by other regulatory agencies have created uncertainty on reporting issues. The practitioner will be helped to understand when a taxable transaction has occurred and what reports to file to satisfy IRS requirements. We will also identify tax traps for the unwary.
Blockchain basics. Classification of cryptocurrency. IRS Notice 2014-12. Tax implications of airdrops, mining, hard forks, margin trading, and purchasing of goods or services with cryptocurrency. Gift tax rules for donating, gifting or bequeathing cryptocurrency. Traps for the unwary.
All in-house and public practice professionals involved with tax compliance and planning.
Discuss what constitutes blockchain and the various types of cryptocurrency it supports. Determine whether a cryptocurrency transaction creates a taxable event. Be able to identify the IRS forms needed to report cryptocurrency transactions. Develop a working knowledge of possible reports due to other regulatory agencies. Discuss the traps that cryptocurrency traders can encounter which could unexpectedly increase the trader’s tax liability. Become knowledgeable of current enforcement actions employed by the IRS.
- Allison McLeod
Non-Member Price $99.00
Member Price $79.00