Got crypto? Beware of tax surprises when dealing with cryptocurrencies
Abstract: In recent years, interest in cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, has exploded. Once viewed as a novelty, these currencies are increasingly entering the mainstream as an investment or an alternative currency. For those who’ve jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon, it’s important to understand the tax implications. This article explains potential tax liabilities when using cryptocurrency. A brief sidebar details the tax reporting requirements.