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Users who fail to disclose and pay taxes on their cryptocurrency transactions will receive summonses from the IRS

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The United States is likewise putting greater work into ensuring that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) could appropriately collect Bitcoin tax as the crypto community expands and as trading cryptocurrency volumes hit new highs.

According to U.S. attorney Damian Williams, deputy assistant attorney general David Hubbert, and IRS commissioner Charles Rettig, U.S. judge Paul Gardephe authorized the IRS to issue a "John Doe summons," which is what the IRS does when it investigates unnamed taxpayers.

The New York-based M.Y. Safra Bank is required by the summons to provide information on taxpayers who may have neglected to record and pay taxes on their cryptocurrency investment transactions. The IRS is reportedly paying close attention to users of the cryptocurrency exchange SFOX, according to the statement. The IRS thinks there is a serious lack of compliance among taxpayers when it comes to crypto assets, even though crypto users are obligated to disclose gains and losses.

According to Williams, the government would utilize every tool at its disposal to find tax evaders and make sure that everyone pays their taxes. He asserts that tax obligations brought on by Bitcoin transactions are not excluded and must be truthfully disclosed by taxpayers on their filings. Rettig, however, asserted that the John Doe summons' acceptance supports their attempts to ensure that taxpayers who are involved in trading cryptocurrency "pay their due part."

The countries with the worst cryptocurrency taxation policies are listed in recent research by the crypto analytics firm Coincub. Due to its 33% capital gains tax and 50% income tax withholding, Belgium was ranked first. Followed by Japan, Philippines, Iceland, and Israel. On Sept. 6, the Australian government held a consultation with the general public regarding a new regulation that exempts cryptocurrencies from being classified as foreign currency for tax reasons. The administration gave the general public 25 days to comment on the proposal. The Goods and Services Tax Act will modernize the definition of digital currency if it is approved.

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