The (Crypto) Tax Man Cometh

Plus $10m to Celo in just 12 hours

Happy Humpday, Blockfolians

The Lede

Think the IRS was going to be too distracted by current events to care about crypto taxes? Think again.

In a letter published by The Block, the IRS shared that it is looking for third parties to help it accurately determine gains and losses. Indeed, the whole letter reads like, first, an admission that calculating this information is really, really hard; and second, that you better believe the IRS is going to do what it takes to make sure those calculations are accurate.

Crypto Tax in 2020: A Comprehensive Guide -

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Final Thought

What’s that sound? Oh right, it’s the mic dropping.