Spending Altcoins *

If you use your crypto-currency to pay for other items, this also is a “Sell”. Anytime you give up altcoins in exchange for something other than THE SAME type of altcoin, it is a “Sell”. In addition, if the goods purchased are legitimate business expenditures, we need all pertinent details on this transaction to make sure that we have not only reported the “Sell” of the crypto-currency, but also taken the business expenses (at the USD value) as write-offs. In this case the reported gain or loss is based on the cost basis in comparison to the value of the goods purchased.


For example:

You receive $5k invoice from Fox and Associates for annual accounting

You pay Fox and Associates 2.50 BTC on 12/15/16 in place of $5k USD.

The “Sell” of 2.50 BTC would be reported (using provided cost basis and original purchase date)

The “Expense” of $5K would be written off on your Sch C as a business expense.




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