Webinar on Operation Hidden Treasure & Cryptocurrency Compliance Optimization

Thursday August 26th, 2021 This is a webinar for anyone who has cryptocurrency transactions or mining operations. We will update you on recent IRS initiatives to identify Unreported Crypto transactions, how to handle IRS Tax Audits involving cryptocurrency, tax minimizing techniques to consider, and other tax planning opportunities. This webinar...

IRS Launches New Cryptocurrency Tax Evasion Detection Program

Other Posts in this Series Part II: New Cryptocurrency Tax Tips In March of this year, the IRS’s Office of Fraud Enforcement announced the kickoff of “Operation Hidden Treasure”—a program staffed by a dedicated team of IRS investigators trained in cryptocurrency and virtual currency tracking and focused on identifying taxpayers...

The Top-Rated Cannabis Cryptocurrencies

In light of the dangers associated with safeguarding thousands of dollars in cash transactions daily, it’s no wonder that cryptocurrency is so attractive to cannabusinesses. In this post, we will introduce some of today’s top-rated cannabis cryptocurrencies. Cannabis cryptocoins Cryptocoins (cryptocurrency) are generally used just like real coins – to...

Using Cryptocurrency in Your Cannabis Business: Possible Solution to a Serious Banking Problem

Despite the increase in the number of states that have been legalizing marijuana for both medical and recreational use, many banks are still reluctant to assist marijuana growers, manufacturers, and retailers. Cannabis cryptocurrency provides a promising alternative. This past June, the House Appropriations Committee rejected a measure that would have...

New Global Partnership Formed to Combat International Tax Crime

Law enforcement leaders from five countries have joined efforts in their fight against international tax crime and money laundering. The new “Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement” (J5) brings together tax enforcement authorities from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, the U.K. and the U.S. to develop new strategies in the pursuit...

Government Regulation of Cryptocurrency

Governments throughout the world have begun developing regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges. In this post, we will provide an overview of how various U.S. government agencies view cryptocurrencies and what they are doing to prevent their misuse. The Internal Revenue Service Digital currency = property In 2014, the IRS issued Notice...

Cryptocurrency Holders: Avoid a Tax Audit!

The recent Coinbase, Inc. case marks the beginning of a new phase in IRS investigations, and U.S. taxpayers should beware that our government is unlikely to relinquish its pursuit of digital currency holders. This won't show. The IRS’s success in identifying and pursuing people with foreign accounts has forever changed...

IRS Focus: Tracking Cryptocurrency

In our recent blogs on the new Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Division (IRS-CI) priorities, we noted that new IRS-CI director John D. Fort has placed his department on high alert for tax fraud involving bitcoin and other digital currencies. Here, we discuss U.S. taxpayer noncompliance and various cryptocurrency tax...

2018 Priorities of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI):
Part II, Two New Initiatives for Identification and Investigation of Tax Crimes

This is a continuation of the first post on the 2018 IRS Criminal Investigation Division. Despite the reduction in its budget, the IRS Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) has begun to implement two new initiatives that hope to improve the department’s already impressive success rate. Last year, the IRC-CI made 2,251...