The IRS Will Now Ask If You Own Crypto in the Most Widely Used US Tax Form

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has updated the main form individual U.S. taxpayers use to report their income to include a question about cryptocurrencies. Following the release earlier this week of the IRS’ long-awaited guidance for reporting crypto-related income, the IRS on Friday circulated a draft of the new Form 1040, Schedule 1, Additional Income and Adjustments […]

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“Use Bitcoin”: Swiss Government Narcs on 3.1M Foreign Bank Accounts

The Swiss government shares info on 3.1 million foreign Swiss bank accounts with 75 partner states. Handelszeitung, a German-language Swiss weekly newspaper, reported Monday that the financial surveillance comprises some 7,500 financial institutions in the country, including banks, trusts and insurance companies. The Swiss Federal Tax Authority (FTA) provided data on 3.1 million foreign bank […]

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CipherTrace Scout App Takes Crypto Investigations Mobile

Blockchain forensics firm CipherTrace has developed a mobile tool for flagging bitcoin and ethereum tokens with a criminal past. Announced today, CipherTrace Scout grants street-level investigators more freedom to identify, track and document illicit crypto transactions from the field, company representatives and law enforcement experts said. The software builds on a suite of investigatory tools […]

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IRS Confirms It Trained Staff on Finding Crypto Wallets

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may consider subpoenaing major tech companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft in search of taxpayers’ unreported cryptocurrency holdings. That’s according to a slide deck presentation from an IRS cyber training session, which details a number of ways the agency’s criminal investigators might find potential crypto tax cheats. “Issuance of […]

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