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IRS discusses crypto tax rates for US merchants


TL;DR Breakdown

• Tax office claims that cryptos are virtual currencies affected by the inspection rules.
• IRS will charge from 0 to 37 percent in taxes for crypto operations.

Recently the internal revenue office, IRS, has focused on the taxes applied to cryptos. The financial agency has said that the cryptocurrency market has been considered a currency subject to fiscal influence for a long time. Therefore, investors must cover a tax rate for using them.

The public revenue office has also published a tax rate that could be applied to crypto operations starting this year. Everything indicates that the IRS office wants to make money with the new technology, leaving questions from crypto enthusiasts about their professionalism.

IRS office discusses tax rate on crypto transactions


While crypto trading is in a rough patch where Bitcoin, the number one cryptocurrency in the decentralized market, has lost about 50 percent of its value from ATH, the IRS office intends to tax decentralized transactions. According to reports, the US Internal Revenue Agency led by Commissioner Charles Rettig, announced the possible tax rates for cryptos who need to file a tax return.

Soon the tax office could charge an extra 0 to 20 percent crypto tax for trading cryptocurrencies. This applies only to US citizens. The agency will increase or decrease the tax range depending on the number of crypto funds sent between natural persons. The commission percentage of up to 20 percent is for transactions over long periods.

The IRS has also set a short-term commission rate that ranges from 0 to 37 percent, depending on crypto transactions. This additional fee could significantly affect people who trade cryptos.

Fiscal taxes and cryptocurrencies

The tax office has closely watched crypto movements for a long time, claiming that its manager should control the market to avoid money laundering. As they are tied to FIAT, IRS believes that cryptos should comply with tax rules and pay taxes. However, other groups believe decentralized trading has no authority under these operations.

The tax office indicates that cryptos are global currencies that could replace fiat. Although the opinion seems far-fetched, the IRS could be correct, seeing how cryptos have gained priority in more than a decade since the creation of Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency.

After talking about cryptos and why you should pay fixed fees to use them, the tax agency has shown how to file a tax return which would aid the processing of crypto tax revenues.

Carisbel Guaramato

Carisbel Guaramato

An avid content creator for over 4 years, Carisbel spends her time on blogs and technology news. She honed her skills as a social communicator and now finds crypto and blockchain news events worldwide for transmission through Cryptopolitan's neutral and incisive way.

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