Tagged: taxes

Denmark Argues Crypto Traders’ Tax Obligations Clear

A Danish lawyer and “Bitcoin expert,” Payam Samarghandi, has claimed that Denmark’s Bitcoin and crypto traders have been confused by grey tax regulations, which may have put them at risk of future tax penalties: “There are several of them that the tax authorities have contacted now… Read More

Israel Tax Authority Hunting Undeclared Crypto Profits

Over the past two weeks, the Israel Tax Authority has opened tax accounts for hundreds of Israelis it believes failed to report profits from cryptocurrency investing, Calcalist reports. The authority is also striking deals with Israeli crypto exchanges obliging them to report big transactions. Notices… Read More

Ohio is the Only State Where You Can Pay Your Taxes in Bitcoin

Today, Bitcoin is the most widely recognized and accepted crypto on the planet. While you can do a lot of things with BTC, there is one thing you cannot do: pay your taxes. That is until today. Starting this week, OhioCrypto has been launched by… Read More

France to Change the Tax Regime for Cryptoasset Gains

While the price of bitcoin and most cryptocurrencies is experiencing one of its frequents crashes, the French government and the French regulators are steadfastly working hand in hand to make France a cryptoasset-friendly country. After tackling the issue of initial coin offering (ICO) regulation and… Read More

KPMG & Crypto Exchange Independent Reserve Launch Crypto Tax Estimator

KPMG Australia and Independent Reserve have joined to manage a pressing issue: taxes for cryptocurrency transactions. The two companies have partnered on a new “Crypto Tax Estimator.” Founded in 2013, Independent Reserve is said to be the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Australia. The crypto exchange… Read More

Spain Passes New Tax Laws Requiring Disclosure of Crypto Transactions and Holdings

As part of its efforts to capture tax dollars and curtail fraud and tax amnesties, the government of Spain has passed new anti-fraud laws requiring the mandatory declaration of cryptocurrency holdings and the documentation of all “operations” involving them, ABC Economy reports. Minister of Finance,… Read More

Polish Government Pondering Crypto Tax Legislation

The Polish government has published proposed legislation seeking to define how cryptocurrencies will be taxed in the country, Kryptowaluty reports. The bill reportedly defines cryptocurrencies as, “a digital mapping of value,” and includes rules governing both the use of cryptos in retail purchases and their use as… Read More

Young Norwegians Who Bragged to Media about Crypto Wealth Forgot to Report it on Their Taxes

Two young braggarts who took to the Norwegian media to boast about millions in crypto profits last year are backpedalling now after media showed they disclosed minimal gains on their 2017 tax returns, Dagens Naeringsliv reports. Crypto-mining partners Philip Eriksen and Roy Arne Olsen, both… Read More

China’s Shenzhen District and Tencent Partnering to Develop an “Intelligent Tax” System on Blockchain

Chinese tech behemoth TenCent is cooperating with tax authorities in the Shenzhen province to develop a blockchain-based and Big Dat-fed “intelligent tax” system.   Tencent last year joined Facebook, Google and Amazon as one of handful of companies on the globe to pass the $500 billion… Read More

Cryptomonnaies : France to Drop Tax on Cryptocurrency from 45% to 19%

Le Conseil d’etat announced this past week that French authorities have decided to dramatically drop the tax on cryptocurrency from 45% to 19%. While still considerable, this represents an important step by the French government in seeking to be more innovation friendly. The change in taxation was… Read More

iComply & Cointaxes Partner to Help Canadian Taxpayers Manage their Cryptocurrency Taxes

iComply Investor Services has announced a new strategic partnership with Cointaxes, a platform for Canadian taxpayers to help manage their tax liability for crypto. The software has been available for US citizens for some time (tax day was April 15 in the States) but now… Read More

Australian Government Posts Reasonable Cryptocurrency Tax Obligations

In mid-March, The Government of Australia published tax guidelines for citizens and businesses using cryptocurrencies to invest, make or receive payments. The document, “Tax treatment of cryptocurrencies,” is fairly readable and the compliance procedures outlined quite reasonable. In short: “Our view is that Bitcoin…is an… Read More

German Federal Ministry of Finance Posts Letter Regarding Taxation of Bitcoin, Virtual Currencies in General

The Bundesminiserium der Finanzen in Germany (Federal Ministry of Finance) posted a notice yesterday regarding VAT tax treatment of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. The document, in German, is embedded below.  In brief, the German government will not tax In brief, using Bitcoin as a… Read More

Heritage: Congress Must Remove Anti-Competitive Barriers to Cryptocurrency

Here is an interesting write up that should make cryptocurrency advocates happy. The Heritage Foundation, a leading policy think tank in Washington, DC, published a report at the end last year telling Congress and other public authorities they need to back off of Bitcoin and… Read More

Chief of the IRS Criminal Division is on the Hunt for Cryptocurrency Scofflaws

In March of 2014, the Internal Revenue Service issued  an FAQ on digital currencies and the tax treatment of transactions in crypto like Bitcoin. In brief, the IRS said that virtual currency should be treated as property for U.S. federal tax purposes. “General tax principles that… Read More

The Taxman Cometh: Tax Reform May Impact Cryptocurrency Trading

It is that time of year again. Tax time. The dreaded annual routine where you compile all of your state and federal tax forms into an envelope and shuffle it off to your accountant. Alternatively, you may use a tax software and do it yourself… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding & Taxes: AlphaFlow Has Answers

Real estate and crowdfunding is a perfect match. Real estate has always been a very popular investment class but unless you had big money, or tons of time on your hands, it was pretty hard to get into. Sure, you can invest in traditional REITs… Read More

Fintech Startup Canopy Raises $20 Million During Series B Funding Round Led By Pelion Venture Partners

Fintech startup and practice management platform for tax professionals, Canopy, announced on Monday it raised $20 million during a Series B funding round led by Pelion Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), EPIC Ventures, and Deep Fork Capital. Canopy has grown by… Read More

The Invest in America Act: Supporting Entrepreneurs & Innovation While Empowering Everyday Americans

  First off, we all owe Tony a debt of gratitude for actually drafting this set of regulations. Legislative drafting is yeoman’s work especially when it comes to tax law. This new legislation solves for two extremely important problems in the U.S. economy and society…. Read More

Calling All Would-be Angels: “Invest In America Act” Bill Could Help You Find Your Wings

Start-ups and small businesses represent the heart of the American economy and fostering this sector is integral to continued innovation and job growth in the U.S.  Access to capital however, is always a critical issue for these types of businesses and angel investors often represent… Read More

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