Cryptocurrency, or digital currency, is a fairly new way to conduct financial transactions. Although relatively novel, taxpayers have used digital currency like Bitcoins to purchase real estate and other tangible items, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has taken notice.
On July 26, 2019, the IRS released IR-2019-132, stating that it has started sending out warning letters to taxpayers suspected of incorrectly reporting virtual currency transactions. The IRS noted that by the end of August, more than 10,000 taxpayers will receive these letters.
Going through an inheritance after a loved one dies is a difficult and emotional time. In addition to the emotional turmoil, those who are left behind must also deal with the logistics that come with the estate.
Whenever a relatively large financial transaction occurs, it is very likely that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will be involved. Getting divorced? The IRS will look over the property division determination and check for errors. If so, the agency may apply applicable taxes. Win the lottery? The IRS will expect a share of the winnings? Going through a lawsuit? Yes, even during your legal woes the IRS may determine that you owe a tax bill.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released a publication that encourages taxpayers to make the most of common summertime activities. How, you may ask, can an agency that collects money encourage summer fun? The answer: by highlighting how popular forms of summer fun can translate to tax savings.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has called on taxpayers to review their withholding status. Although the agency encourages all taxpayers to conduct a “paycheck checkup,” it states those who were surprised with a tax bill for their 2018 tax filings likely have the most to gain.