Posted by: Steven Toscher | March 31, 2021

STEVEN TOSCHER, MICHEL STEIN and EVAN DAVIS to Speak on Cryptocurrency Tax Compliance in the Post-$50,000 Bitcoin World

We are pleased to announce that Steven Toscher, Michel Stein and Evan Davis will be speaking at the upcoming Strafford webinar, “Cryptocurrency Tax Compliance in the Post-$50,000 Bitcoin World: Tax Filing Requirements, Managing IRS Examinations” on Thursday, April 22, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PST), 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (EST). 

This CLE/CPE webinar will provide tax counsel, accountants, and other advisers with a critical first look at new IRS enforcement actions on taxpayer compliance and reporting obligations for cryptocurrency transactions. The panel will discuss the IRS position on the tax treatment of cryptocurrency, analyze IRS monitoring to increase compliance, consider criminal investigations and prosecutions for failing to report cryptocurrency transactions accurately, and define proper reporting and tax treatment for “mining” and exchanging cryptocurrency. The panel will also discuss tactics in managing IRS examinations and audits.

The IRS continues to press its concern over “massive under-reporting” of income from cryptocurrency transactions. Tax advisers for clients with cryptocurrency holdings must understand the reporting requirements for exchange transactions and the IRS scrutiny cryptocurrency investors are likely to face in the future.

Cryptocurrency is a digital currency using encryption techniques–rather than a central bank–to generate, exchange, and transfer currency units. Uniquely, no bank or government authority verifies the transfer of funds.

The value of Bitcoin has topped $50,000 in the past year, prompting a massive compliance initiative aimed at taxpayers holding and trading cryptocurrency. The IRS treats all virtual currency as property rather than currency for U.S. tax purposes. The IRS requires reporting any transaction involving cryptocurrency as a sale or exchange of property, with the taxpayer bearing responsibility for calculating and maintaining basis in their virtual currency holdings.

Listen as our expert panel discusses recent IRS enforcement actions focused on cryptocurrency and provides practical guidance on the U.S. tax reporting and payment duties arising from cryptocurrency transactions.

We are also pleased to announce that we will be able to offer a limited number of complimentary and reduced cost tickets for this program on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in attending, please contact Sharon Tanaka at sht@taxlitigator.com.

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