On February 26, 2021, Don Fort and Lawrence Sannicandro participate in a panel entitled “Cryptocurrency: Current Tax and Bank Secrecy Act Enforcement Environment” for Celesq AttorneysEd Center
Virtual currencies, including cryptocurrency, have recently received significant attention from the IRS, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, and other law enforcement agencies. The panelists, led by the former chief of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, will explore recent guidance from FinCEN and/or the IRS with respect to: (1) the collection, retention, and disclosure to the U.S. government of certain transactions involving cryptocurrency; (2) the taxation of, and tax reporting standards for, cryptocurrency; and (3) Bank Secrecy Act reporting, such as the Foreign Bank Account Report. The panelists will also discuss strategies to mitigate the risk of civil and criminal penalties for noncompliance with the internal revenue laws, including the availability of the qualified amended return and the IRS’s voluntary disclosure practice. This webinar is a must-attend for all professionals and practitioners who operate in the space of, or advise on, cryptocurrency.
After this presentation, attendees should understand:
1. Proposed regulations adopting recordkeeping, verification and reporting requirements for certain deposits, withdrawals, exchanges, payments, or transfers of cryptocurrency by, through, or to a bank or money service business;
2. Proposed regulations requiring banks and nonbank financial institutions to collect, retain, and transmit to the U.S. government certain information related to fund transfers and transmittals of funds over $250;
3. The taxation of, and tax reporting standards for, cryptocurrency, including proposed rules requiring cryptocurrency to be reported on FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts; and
The current civil and criminal regulatory environment, including the use of the qualified amended return and the voluntary disclosure as a means to limit civil and criminal penalties.
Don Fort, Director of Investigations, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP
Lawrence Sannicandro, Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP
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