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Due to its inability to define what “broker” is, United States delays implementation of crypto tax reporting laws

The United States Treasury Department has decided to postpone until further notice a significant set of crypto tax reporting regulations. According to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was passed in November 2021, the regulations were meant to take effect in the 2023 tax filing year.

The infrastructure bill was voted into law more than a year ago, but the IRS has yet to define a “crypto broker” or produce standard forms for these businesses to use when filing the reports.

The new rule mandates that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) create a uniform definition of a “cryptocurrency broker,” and any company that satisfies this description must provide each client with a Form 1099-B that includes information on their trade gains and losses. The IRS must also receive this same information from these businesses so that it is aware of the trading-related income of clients.

The Treasury Department announced its plans to create such regulations on December 23. Here’s why:

In the interim, the government declares that brokers are exempt from the new crypto tax requirements, saying:

In order to implement Section 80603 of the Infrastructure Act, the Treasury Department and the IRS plan to publish regulations that specifically address the application of Sections 6045 and 6045A to digital assets and provide forms and instructions for broker reporting. Final regulations will be released following careful consideration of all public comments and testimony given during the public hearing.

“Until those new final regulations under sections 6045 and 6045A are issued, brokers will not be required to report or furnish additional information with respect to dispositions of digital assets under section 6045, issue additional statements under section 6045A, or file any returns with the IRS on transfers of digital assets under section 6045A(d).”

Taxpayers (clients) must still abide by the crypto tax regulations, nevertheless.

The blockchain sector has debated the crypto tax laws ever since they were initially put forth. The broad term of “broker” in the law, according to critics, might be used to target Bitcoin miners, who are likely to be unable to abide by the reporting requirements.

News Summary:

  • Due to its inability to define what “broker” is, United States delays implementation of crypto tax reporting laws
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