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Exploring the Impact of Digital Asset Reporting on Taxpayers: What You Need to Know

Updated: 5 days ago

Taxpayers filing 2023 tax returns must check a box indicating whether they received digital assets as a reward, award or payment for property or services or disposed of any digital asset that was held as a capital asset through a sale, exchange or transfer.

A digital asset is a digital representation of value that is recorded on a cryptographically secured, distributed ledger or any similar technology. Common digital assets include virtual currency and cryptocurrency, stable coins and non-fungible tokens.

Examples of digital asset reporting transactions include:

  • Sale of digital assets.

  • Receipt of digital assets as payment for goods or services.

  • Receipt of new digital assets because of mining and staking activities.

  • Receipt of new digital assets because of a hard fork.

  • Exchange of digital assets for property, goods or services.

  • Exchange or trade of digital assets for another digital asset(s).

  • Any other disposition of a financial interest in digital assets.

What you need to know about digital asset reporting

Reporting digital assets transactions

Taxpayers must report all income related to their digital asset transactions.

For stress-free and accurate tax filing concerning digital assets, look no further than Mark Sullivan Consulting. With the 2023 tax return now requiring disclosure of digital asset transactions, our expertise ensures compliance and optimization. From virtual currencies to non-fungible tokens, we navigate the complexities, safeguarding your financial interests while maximizing deductions. Trust Mark Sullivan Consulting for seamless digital asset tax solutions tailored to your needs.

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About the author

Mark W. Sullivan, EA founded Sullivan Consulting in 1998. He specializes in federal tax controversy representation, appeals and consulting on behalf of individuals, businesses, law, and accounting firms nationwide. In addition, he has served as the consulting and expert witness in numerous civil and criminal cases in multiple federal district courts.

Mark has an unlimited Enrolled Agents license and is admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service based on his extensive experience as a Revenue Officer in New York, NY, St. Louis, MO and Washington, D.C.


Copyright 2024

Mark Sullivan Consulting, PLLC.

Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only and cannot be cited as precedent or relied upon in a tax dispute before the IRS.

Additional references:

IRS Tax Tip 2024-21 - Digital Asset Reporting (March 26, 2024)

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