American Companies Can Now Settle Payroll Taxes In Cryptocurrency via Bitwage

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International cryptocurrency payroll service provider Bitwage has announced that it has partnered with Texas-based Simply Efficient HR. The move will allow companies to pay W2 employee and payroll taxes in all 50 U.S. states, plus Puerto Rico, using BTC and ETH. Also Read: Bitpay Reports Processing Over $1 Billion Transactions in 2018 Bitwage and Simply…

Turning your 2018 Bitcoin and Crypto Losses into Tax Savings

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The cryptocurrency market saw a dramatic fallout throughout 2018. With Bitcoin falling from a value of $17,000 per coin in January of 2018 to around $3,500, many traders incurred losses since the start of the year. This post is the opinion of the author and is not financial, tax planning or tax advice. Please speak…

France Rejects Cryptocurrency-Friendly Tax Amendments

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France’s National Assembly has rejected a number of tax amendments aimed at lowering taxes for cryptocurrency traders and users. Among rejected amendments are those concerning capital gains and losses and crypto tax exemptions. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Crypto Amendments Rejected The French National Assembly rejected a number of…

Law Firm: South Africa’s Draft Tax Law Could Affect Cryptocurrency Use

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A South African law firm has published a short essay on proposed tax legislation for cryptocurrency in the country. Cox Yeats Attorneys, a Durban-based firm, argues that the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, published by the National Treasury in July, will be bad for the digital asset industry, according to local media reports. Also read: Uganda to Regulate…

Ohio First State to Accept Bitcoin: Calling Crypto Secure, Transparent, and Low Cost

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Beginning Nov. 26, Ohio will begin accepting Bitcoin payments for twenty-three kinds of business taxes. The state will become the first in the United States–and one of the first governments in the world–to accept cryptocurrency. Up until now, there have been concerns that Bitcoin would not become a suitable means for conducting payments, instead, describing…

French Lawmakers to Lower Cryptocurrency Tax by 6 Percent

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French lawmakers have adopted an amendment to the 2019 budget bill that will cut capital gains tax on bitcoin sales to 30 percent from 36.2 percent. This will bring cryptocurrency transactions in line with other non-real estate assets, which are taxed at a flat rate of 30 percent. Also Read: Survey: South Africans Turn to Crypto…

Tax Evasion Spotlighted as Swiss Banks Start Sharing Client Data

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Switzerland has started sharing financial account information with tax authorities in dozens of countries as a way of fighting tax evasion, but Africa, which loses about $60 billion in illicit flows each year, mostly into European banks, is conspicuous by its absence from the deal. Swiss bank accounts have long been stereotyped as enablers of…

US Representatives ‘Urge’ the IRS to Clarify Cryptocurrency Tax Guidance

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On Wednesday September 19, a committee of US bureaucrats sent an open letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in regard to the way cryptocurrencies are taxed. The representatives’ letter directed towards IRS commissioner David Kautter wants the taxation office to publish provisional guidelines on how digital currency transactions and investments should be handled when US…