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Despite Trump's anti-crypto tweets, the IRS wants its cut of virtual currency profits

Rachel Kraus
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Cryptocurrency might be a challenge to the primacy of the U.S. dollar, but that's not stopping the Internal Revenue Service from wanting a piece of the action.

The IRS announced Friday that it was sending letters to 10,000 cryptocurrency holders informing them that they needed to report, and pay taxes on, their crypto transactions and capital gains.

"Taxpayers should take these letters very seriously by reviewing their tax filings and when appropriate, amend past returns and pay back taxes, interest and penalties," Chuck Rettig, IRS Commissioner, said in a statement. "The IRS is expanding our efforts involving virtual currency, including increased use of data analytics. We are focused on enforcing the law and helping taxpayers fully understand and meet their obligations." Read more...

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