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Cryptocurrency and NFT Taxation

Capital Tax has been engaged in the taxation of virtual currency and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTS) since 2012. Transaction in virtual currencies and NFTs can create significant wealth and income, but sometimes losses as well. As a result, effective tax planning will reduce your taxes.


NFT Taxation:

1)     Capital Gains on NFT Sales:

a)      Calculating the fair market value at the time of acquisition and sale determines your tax liability.

b)     When you sell an NFT, capital gains or losses may come into play.

2)     Creators and Self-Employment Income:

a)      Artists and creators earning through NFT sales might face self- employment taxes.

b)     Deductions related to the creative process can be considered when determining taxable income.

3)     Smart Contracts and Royalties:

a)      NFTs often utilize smart contracts for automated royalty payments.

b)     Understanding the taxation of these royalties is crucial for both creators and buyers.

Cryptocurrency Taxation:

1)     Capital Gains and Losses with Cryptocurrencies:

a)      Cryptocurrency transactions trigger potential capital gains or losses.

b)     Short-term gains are taxed at different rates than long-term gains.

2)     Mining and Staking Considerations:

a)     If you're involved in mining or staking cryptocurrencies, the rewards received may be subject to taxation as earned income and is subject to self- employment taxes.


Having a CPA firm that optimizes tax outcomes with respect to NFTs and cryptocurrencies saves you significant amounts in taxes. Additionally, non-compliance carries significant penalties which can be avoided by properly reporting these transactions on your tax returns. Our services and experience will minimize your taxes and ensure compliance, creating optimal tax outcomes for you.

 

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