AICPA steps up to IRS to recommend that IRS provide Virtual Currency Clarity

July 2018

On 5/30/18, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) sent a letter  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/aicpa-steps-up-to-irs-to-recommend-that-20413/

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LAW ENFORCEMENT and OTHERS DISSAPOINTED with ULTIMATE BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP DRAFT LEGISLATION

July 2018

There is a Bill (H.R. 6068), originally drafted on November 14, 2017, called the Counter Terrorism and Illicit Finance Act (CTIFA).  The Bill intended to propose a substantial overhaul to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/law-enforcement-and-others-dissapointed-87996/

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When Bank Account Activity is not Consistent with the Customer’s Business

July 2018

According to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) states that the main focus for Financial Institution ought to be on the reporting of suspicious activities.   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/when-bank-account-activity-is-not-90801/

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El IRS está pendiente al Cripto

July 2018

El Jefe de Investigación Criminal del IRS, Don Fort, declaró recientemente: “Es posible utilizar Bitcoin y otras Criptomonedas de la misma manera que las cuentas bancarias extranjeras para facilitar la evasión de impuestos”.   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/el-irs-esta-pendiente-al-cripto-98046/  

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¿Quién monitorea los “wallets” de las Monedas Virtuales?

July 2018

Los inversionistas de la Moneda Virtual (MV) utilizan los servicios de plataformas en línea “seguros”  para comprar, vender, transferir y almacenar la MV.  Los proveedores de estos servicios se conocen como “wallets, billeteras o monederos web u on-line” y también

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Did you know that IRS is running 35 Campaigns?

July 2018

In January 2017, the IRS Large Business and International Division initially announced the launch of a “compliance campaign process” in which IRS identifies compliance issues that present risk and require a response in the form of one or multiple treatment

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Swapping Virtual Currencies will trigger tax obligations under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

July 2018

There are investors that have an interest in “exchanging or swapping” Virtual Currency (VC).  Prior to the passage of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), VC investors could take the position that if they “exchanged or swapped” one VC

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Taxpayers ought to wait for IRS guidance before strategizing their SALT

June 2018

On May 23, 2018, IRS released Notice 2018-54 to inform Taxpayers that IRS, in the near future,  will be releasing  proposed regulations, to assist Taxpayers with understanding the relationship between federal charitable contribution deductions and the new statutory limitation on

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More on Transition Tax. Including extension and waiver

June 2018

On 6/4/18, IRS added 3 additional questions to the existing 14 Questions in its:  “Questions and Answers about Reporting Related to Section 965 on 2017 Tax Returns”  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/more-on-transition-tax-including-55713/

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Not Mea Culpa

June 2018

There are times when Taxpayers will attempt to use the “it is not my fault” argument as a defense relating to IRS penalties. Taxpayers might argue that they relied on guidance from a tax professional or from a tax software

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Did you know that Casinos are Financial Institutions?

June 2018

Since 1985, Casinos that have Gross Annual Gaming Revenues in excess of $1,000,000 are considered to be Financial Institutions and are subject to the requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).  This means that Casinos have to:   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/did-you-know-that-casinos-are-financial-42736/

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I didn’t know that I was American

June 2018

There are Individuals out there that are US Citizens (“Americans”) and they are not aware of it.  Under US Tax Law, these individuals have US tax reporting responsibilities and tax obligations.  These Individuals are known as “Accidental Americans”.   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/i-didn-t-know-that-i-was-american-12567/

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