IRS Wants to Take a Bite Out of Bitcoin IRS Wants to Take a Bite Out of Bitcoin

Crypto transfers over $10k to be reported to IRS

Treasury Calls for Crypto Transfers Over $10,000 to Be Reported to IRS

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The U.S. Treasury said the Biden administration’s proposal to strengthen tax compliance includes a requirement for transfers of at least $10,000 of cryptocurrency to be reported to the Internal Revenue Service.

“As with cash transactions, businesses that receive cryptoassets with a fair-market value of more than $10,000 would also be reported on,” the Treasury Department said in a report on tax-enforcement proposals released Thursday.

The Treasury said that comprehensive reporting is necessary “to minimize the incentives and opportunity to shift income out of the new information reporting regime.” It noted that cryptocurrency is a small share of current business transactions.

Bitcoin pared a daily advance after the IRS announcement, which shaved about $3,000 from the token’s price. It was up 5.7%, at $40,530 as of 4:23 p.m. in New York. Cryptocurrency-linked stocks like Coinbase and MicroStrategy also gave up some of their gains immediately after the news, which had also prompted an outcry from some digital-coin enthusiasts on Twitter.

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By Laura Davison
By Christopher Condon
(Source:; May 21, 2021;
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