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How Will the Infrastructure Bill Impact Cryptocurrency?

How Will the Infrastructure Bill Impact Cryptocurrency?

Author: Edward "Teddy" EynonDate: September 3, 2021

Congress is hoping that tax revenue from cryptocurrency transactions will help fund infrastructure projects across the country. Under a controversial provision in the $1 trillion infrastructure bill approved by the U.S. Senate, cryptocurrency brokers will be subject to new tax-reporting requirements.

As discussed in prior posts, the federal government is steadily increasing its oversight over cryptocurrency as it grows in popularity. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has led the charge, seeking to increase tax compliance around cryptocurrency transactions. In 2019, the IRS began sending letters to taxpayers with virtual currency transactions that potentially failed to report income and pay the resulting tax from virtual currency transactions or did not report their transactions properly.

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