Warning to USA Bitcoin Traders
IRS Cashes in on Bitcoin Boom
By - Simon BlackWhat happened:
Have you made money on Bitcoin? Did you give the IRS their cut?
Here is another reason to hold Bitcoin long term, instead of treating it as a speculation. If you sold your Bitcoin high, and made some cash, the IRS considers that capital gains.
And they most likely know who you are.
The IRS is now actively seeking those who made money on Bitcoin and did not report the gains to the IRS.
They used a “John Doe summons” to collect all records
from the Bitcoin trading website Coinbase.
In the past, the IRS used the same methods to bully Swiss banks into revealing American account holders. What this means:
How is this type of summons legal? Isn’t the government supposed to abide by the Fourth Amendment, and describe particular things to be searched and seized? This is broad dragnet investigation into personal documents or “papers.”
Since the 16th amendment created the income tax, Americans have put up with yearly investigations into their finances that completely trample the Fourth Amendment.
Just because the government says it is legal to tax income, suddenly the right to be secure in your person, houses, papers, and effects goes out the window.
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