IRS extends crypto tax rule comment period after “strong public interest” 

The Treasury has opted to extend the comment period for its proposed new rules on crypto reporting requirements by two weeks. Interested parties now have until mid-November to share their thoughts with the tax regulator. 

The Treasury and Internal Revenue Service pushed back the comment deadline in response to the “strong public interest” the rule has received since first proposed in August, according to a Federal Register document scheduled to be published on Oct. 25. 

The proposed rule, published in late August 2023, suggests defining digital asset “brokers” as “trading platforms, digital asset payment processors, certain digital asset hosted wallet providers and persons…

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