We recently published our new KROST Quarterly Magazine which is packed full of articles and insider knowledge focusing on tech topics. Here is an excerpt from the article “The Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrency” by Tax Manager Matthew Weber, CPA, MAcc:

“Many taxpayers realized significant gains from the disposition of cryptocurrencies in 2017, and as tax season approached, these taxpayers had to compile accounting reports, review the latest tax guidance, and determine how to correctly report their transactions to the IRS.

Coinbase has a new online tax report

In the summer of 2017, the IRS narrowed its summons against Coinbase, the largest U.S.-based coin exchange, to retrieve information on large trades and other transactions to find unreported income. At the very end of 2017, Coinbase added tax reporting of capital gains and losses using first in, first out (FIFO), which pleases the IRS and helps taxpayers report their transactions since coin trades are currently not reported on Form 1099-B.

Capital gains and losses

The IRS classifies cryptocurrencies as “intangible property” (a capital asset) because they are not…” Continue here

About the Author

Matthew Weber, CPA, MAcc, DirectorMatt Weber
Tax, Financial Services Sector, Hospitality
Matthew Weber is a Director at KROST. He has been with the firm’s tax practice since July 2015 and has worked in public accounting since 2010. Before joining the firm, Matthew was a Tax Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Los Angeles. Matthew’s areas of expertise include federal and multi-state tax compliance and consulting for individuals, corporations, and partnerships. » Full Bio

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