Before ETH drops further, set some money aside for surprise taxes

Ethereum’s Merge dominated the crypto world in September with promises of quicker transaction times, improved security and a 99% reduction in energy consumption. However, will you end up with a surprise tax bill too? Let’s examine. During the Merge event, the Ethereum mainnet — the then current proof-of-work (PoW) blockchain — merged with the proof-of-stake […]

Get ready for even more incompetence at the IRS in 2023

The Internal Revenue Service is hiring 87,000 new agents, but taxpayers will not feel the pain for another two to three years. That’s how long it will take the agency to hire and train agents. Few have discussed the extent of this pain. Still, it’s something to think about when you consider the majority of […]

Court victory precedent: IRS may not tax staking rewards until sold

A Nashville couple’s lawsuit over taxes they paid on unclaimed and unsold Tezos staking rewards is coming to an end with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agreeing to issue them a refund. The decision may set a precedent for future guidance on how crypto rewards earned through staking are taxed. At present Proof-of-Stake staking rewards […]

Crypto taxation could deter investors, says Thai ruling party MP

Thailand’s Committee on Monetary Affairs, Finance, Financial Institutions and Financial Market conducted a virtual meeting to discuss various aspects of crypto taxation. The ruling party MP Watanya Wongopasi posted a summary of the discussion on her Facebook page and urged the Excise department to do their due diligence before imposing any tax on the crypto […]

Indian taxman recovers $6.62M from WazirX for evading tax on commission

Indian crypto exchange WazirX has reportedly paid over $6.6 million (49.2 crore rupees) following non-payment of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on trade commissions. The total recovery includes the pending tax of $5.43 million (40.5 crore rupees), the interest and a penalty for non-payment. Government officials from the Central GST and Central Excise committee (CGST […]