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Coinbase Introduces New Tax Calculator

Coinbase has added new tax features for its customers. The new features are aimed at simplifying the often complex process of paying tax and come with a reminder that gains made from digital currencies are taxable in the US. Under IRS guidance virtual currencies are treated as property, meaning that investors must pay taxes adjusted to the fair market value of the asset at the time of each transaction. It’s a process that Coinbase has tried to make easier in the past, providing a complete report of all transactions from which investors can work out their profit and loss. Continue reading Coinbase Introduces New Tax Calculator

Dont Panic If Coinbase is Turning Over Your Info to the IRS

Coinbase recently notified approximately 13,000 of its customers that it was turning their information over to the United States. Coinbase has told those affected that it would be providing their taxpayer ID (social security number), name, birth date, address and transaction records from 2013-2015 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), by March 16, 2018. So what should you do if you received one of these letters? Coinbase advises recipients to contact a tax attorney. Sounds good, but also pretty boring. If you’re feeling up to it, you might also consider first, panicking, and then employing one of a number of “creative” approaches designed to make the problem go away entirely. It’s also important to remember that IRS employees are people too. Now, that doesn’t mean you have to love them or want them to succeed in collecting the most taxes they can. But it should mean that you think of how to approach them strategically, given that they are human and can be expected to have certain normal human responses.

Reference: https://cointelegraph.com/news/how-not-to-panic-if-coinbase-is-turning-over-your-info-to-the-irs-expert-take