New IRS Guidance: Claiming Tax Losses for Worthless Cryptocurrency

In a recent Chief Counsel Advice, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) addressed the applicability of I.R.C. Section 165 to cryptocurrency that has declined in value. The advice concluded that an individual, who owns cryptocurrency that has substantially declined in value, can deduct the loss under Section 165, since it would be an itemized expense disallowed by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts (TCJA).

Self-Employed Tax Returns

Self-employment can bring many advantages, and preparing for tax season is a crucial part of financial management when you’re your own boss. Self-employed individuals are required to pay self-employment tax in addition to income tax.

Crypto Tax: IRS Says Like-Kind Never Applied To Crypto

Big crypto tax news spilled out of a recent CPA conference: the IRS doesn’t think like-kind standards ever applied to cryptocurrencies. Let’s jump in. Background: Crypto Like-Kind Exchanges Like-kind exchanges allow taxpayers to defer capital gains taxes if said gains are reinvested into a similar property. For example: Let’s say an art collector named “Jane” […]

Six Money-Saving Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

Self-employed people and freelancers are leaving money on the table by not maximizing allowable tax deductions. Let’s fix that. Self-Employed Tax Saving Tip #1: Work Retirement Options Self-employed people must pony up Medicare, Social Security and income taxes. However, they have more retirement savings options at their disposal, including: Simplified Employee Pensions; Employee Incentive Match […]

Here’s How To Eradicate Capital Gains Tax Burden: OZ Program

Have you heard about the new way to eliminate capital gains taxes while helping under-served communities revitalize? It’s called the Qualified Opportunity Zone (OZ) program. What is the Opportunity Zone Program? Policy makers conceived of the OZ program as a win-win proposition that would give individuals and businesses a way to reduce tax burdens while […]