IRS Claims to Prioritize Tax Rules for Crypto Investors but Lacks Urgency

Cryptocurrency investors may soon have more clarity on how the IRS will tax their holdings now that the agency has said it is making that a priority.

The latest IRS acknowledgment of crypto taxation issues is in response to members of Congress. Last month, they fired off a list of demands to the agency, leading to a positive response.

Crypto players immediately took notice. Congressman Tom Emmer (R-MN) and his fellow co-chairs of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus wrote the IRS about issuing guidelines for “reporting virtual currency on tax day.”


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