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  • Writer's pictureMarie Demene

Frequently Asked Questions on Virtual Currency Transactions

What happens if you don’t disclose crypto activity this tax season?

  • There’s a question about “virtual currency” on the front page of your tax return, making it clear you need to disclose crypto activity.

  • If you don’t report transactions and face an IRS audit, you may be hit with interest, penalties or even criminal charges.

A disposal of “virtual currency that was held as a capital asset through a sale, exchange, or transfer” must be reported on Form 8949 and on Schedule D, as is the case of sales of any other type of capital asset.

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