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The Intersection of Qualified Opportunity Zones and Cryptocurrency

The Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) rules became law under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017. These rules are designed to encourage investment and economic growth in specific low-income areas. But there are important things to understand about Qualified Opportunity Zones and [...]

By |2020-03-19T15:20:59-04:00October 18th, 2019|
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Attorney Austin Carlson Weighs in on IRS Hot Topics

Business lawyer and CPA, Austin Carlson, deals with tax planning and controversy daily. We asked Austin to weigh in on IRS hot topics and to share some insights on timely tax issues that many of our international clients' face. Q: Based on the recent [...]

By |2020-03-19T15:21:39-04:00October 18th, 2019|

Cryptocurrency—A Prime Example of Global Tax Inefficiency (for Now)

Fact: Countries disagree on the nature of cryptocurrency. In recent years, tax and revenue authorities worldwide have had to take a stand and issue guidance to their taxpayers on their country’s official position on cryptocurrency—What is it, and how should it be taxed? The [...]

By |2020-03-19T15:24:43-04:00October 1st, 2018|

The IRS Is Peaking behind Bitcoin’s Mask

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been raging a battle against Coinbase[1] to obtain the identities of users of convertible virtual currencies (CVCs), like Bitcoin.[2],[3] This battle is being closely watched worldwide, as it touches on hot button issues—privacy of Bitcoin holder accounts, [...]

By |2020-03-19T15:41:41-04:00September 14th, 2017|
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