If you happened to prepare your own tax return this year or at least looked at the top of the first page, you might have noticed that the IRS has literally moved cryptocurrency transactions to the top. We recently published an article in Bloomberg’s Tax Management Memorandum that looked at the aggressive moves the IRS is taking with respect to cryptocurrency. We looked at the disparate ways that the various U.S. government agencies define cryptocurrency, as well as efforts by the IRS to increase the revenue stream to the government from cryptocurrency transactions. We also looked at enforcement efforts by the IRS, as well as reporting and withholding obligations that might come to the fore based on past IRS enforcement activity. The article may be found here.
The IRS is Aggressively Pursuing Taxes on Cryptocurrency Transactions
David Zaslowsky has a degree in computer science and, before going to Yale Law School, was a computer programmer. His practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration. He has been involved in cases in trial and appellate courts across the United States and before arbitral institutions around the world. Many of David’s cases, including some patent cases, have related to technology. David has been included in Chambers for his expertise in international arbitration. He is the editor of the firm's blockchain blog.
Scott Frewing represents clients in complex civil and criminal tax matters, as well as other complex financial investigations and litigation. He has successfully defended taxpayers from some of the largest transfer pricing cases brought by the US Internal Revenue Service, obtained multiple tax refunds in excess of USD100 million, and successfully represented financial institutions and individuals in IRS and US Department of Justice investigations relating to offshore tax accounts and other allegations of tax fraud. Earlier in his career, Mr. Frewing was a federal prosecutor and was a founding member of the US Department of Justice’s first Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Unit.