Taxes and Cryptocurrencies
IN THIS CHAPTER
Getting to know the taxes you may need to pay for your crypto activities
Curtailing your crypto income taxes and capital gain taxes
Evaluating and tracking your taxable income and capital gains
Before the 2017 crypto hype, many people who got into cryptocurrencies (whether through mining or investing) probably didn’t even think about its tax implications. But as cryptocurrency investing becomes more mainstream, its taxation guidelines have taken center stage. In this chapter, I review the basics of cryptocurrency taxation.
Distinguishing Three Types of Crypto Taxes
The tax setup for cryptos is complicated, to the point that U.S. lawmakers submitted an open letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in September 2018 asking it to make cryptocurrency taxations simpler. (You can see the ...