Podcast: The latest on virtual currency as you head into tax season

January 22, 2021

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With recent Bitcoin appreciation and the IRS becoming more proactive with tracing transactions, you may have clients interested in learning more or wondering how their activities impact their taxes. In this episode of the PFP Section podcast, experts Ryan Firth, CPA/PFS, Shehan Chandrasekera, CPA, and John Strohmeyer, J.D., LL.M. respond to the following questions:

  • When do you have a reportable tax event and how do you minimize tax?
  • What happens when bitcoin is used to purchase personal property or a cup of coffee?
  • What is the best way to track these transactions for tax reporting purposes?
  • What strategies should you be aware of for your clients?

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