IRS introduces broader ‘Digital Assets’ category ahead of 2022 tax year

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An early draft of the 2022 IRS tax form sees cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and nonfungible tokens grouped under a new “Digital Asset” category.

 

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American taxpayers will find a broader, more defined category encompassing cryptocurrencies and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) in their 2022 IRS tax forms. The draft bill released by the Internal Revenue Service features a well-defined Digital Assets section that outlines if and how taxpayers will account for the use of cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and NFTs.

 

 

Page 16 of the draft defines Digital Assets as any digital representations of the value recorded on a “cryptographically secured distributed ledger or any similar technology.” 2021’s tax form required taxpayers to indicate whether they had received, sold or exchanged in “virtual currency” — with this term changing in the yet-to-issued 1040 tax form for 2022.

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