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Virtual Currency...Every Bit Counts

Virtual Currency...Every Bit Counts

In recent Internal Revenue Service Notice 2014-21, virtual currencies like Bitcoin have been classified as property. The IRS is aware of the growing popularity of this medium of exchange and that it is not considered legal tender by any government. The IRS notice hopes to clarify how you must treat your use of this new technology. The outcome for users is not good. Here is what you need to know;

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May 2014 DiSabatino CPA Newsletter

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In this issue:

  • Planning: Leverage Kiddie Tax Rules
  • 2015 Health Care Savings (HSA) Account Limits Announced
  • Virtual Currency is Property per IRS
  • Check your Credit ...Change your Passwords

The Month of May:

  • May 11th:
  • Mother's Day
  • May 26th:
  • Memorial Day

With the 2013 Tax filing season behind us, the 2014 tax planning season is just beginning. Included this month are two areas where advanced planning can reduce your tax bill. There is also an update from the IRS on the tax treatment of virtual currencies like Bitcoin for those of you using or contemplating their use. A checklist of ideas on how to improve security of your identity rounds out this month's newsletter.

Should you know of someone who may benefit from this information please feel free to forward this newsletter to them.

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