Global uncertainty over the last year has made cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin skyrocket in popularity and value. These new virtual mediums present alternative methods to buying and saving, but how do they impact taxes? The IRS estimates 18-21 million taxpayers will need to consider crypto when filing their returns, and firms need to be armed with the knowledge and tools to navigate the new world of crypto compliance.
Join Shaun Hunley of Thomson Reuters and John Wandrisco of Ledgible for an expert discussion on navigating the compliance complexities of cryptocurrency. Our cryptocurrency experts will provide you with insight into the world of virtual currencies so you can better serve your clients.
Shaun is an author and executive editor for Checkpoint and has been with Thomson Reuters for over five years. His articles can be found in PPC’s Practitioners Tax Action Bulletins and Quickfinder’s Tax Tips Newsletter.
Before joining Thomson Reuters, Shaun spent over ten years with national accounting firms. Early in his career, Shaun led research and development tax incentive studies for Fortune 500 companies. Following this, he specialized in tax due diligence, corporate restructurings, and international tax compliance and planning. Shaun also has extensive experience in advising small businesses and closely held companies on various tax matters.
Shaun received a J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. In 2018, he was named a “tax expert to watch” by Accounting Today.
John Wandrisco leads the Tax & Accounting firm operations at Verady and has 20+ years of experience in Tax Technology. In this role, his focus is to help individuals, businesses, and professionals with the tools and technology to integrate crypto into their tax and accounting processes. Before joining Varady, John held several product, technical, and business leadership roles at Thomson Reuters.
John has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas, San Antonio. He lives in Flower Mound, Texas, with his wife and two kids, enjoys spending time with his family, various outdoor activities, and traveling in his free time.