US Congressional Group Calls on IRS to Clarify Bitcoin Tax Guidance – CoinDesk

The leaders of a US Congress caucus focused on blockchain are calling for more guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding the tax requirements for digital currencies like bitcoin.

In a letter dated 2nd June and penned by Representatives Jared Polis and David Schweikert – co-chairs of the Blockchain Caucus, a congressional group which was founded last autumn – the two called on the tax agency to “issue additional guidance on the tax consequences and basic tax reporting requirements for transactions using virtual currencies”.

The letter invokes recommendations issued last November by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), which criticized the IRS for its lack of a comprehensive strategy around digital currencies. At the time, TIGTA said that the agency’s shortcomings were leaving investors in the dark and increasing the risk of possible tax avoidance.

More at: US Congressional Group Calls on IRS to Clarify Bitcoin Tax Guidance – CoinDesk

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