IRS proposal to track your wallets will put a damper on the crypto industry

The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is considering a proposal that would have sweeping consequences for the cryptocurrency industry. Investors should be concerned, because it could significantly impact the way that individuals — both inside and outside America — are allowed to engage with digital assets.

The IRS is proposing an initiative under Section 6045 of the tax code to establish new tax rules for the treatment of cryptocurrency providers. Specifically, the agency is seeking to amend the law to expand the definition of “brokers” to include nearly all crypto-service providers — including, for instance, decentralized exchanges (DEXs) and wallet providers….

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