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Navigating the Intersection of Cryptocurrency and Tax


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateNovember 1, 2019
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

This webinar will discuss the taxation of the most common uses and transactions with cryptocurrency, as well as common instruments issued within the cryptocurrency and blockchain community such as Utility and Security Tokens and Simple Agreements for Future Tokens (SAFTs).  This webinar will also provide brief updates addressing cryptocurrency and blockchain including the IRS’ recently-issued Revenue Ruling (2019-24) and answers to frequently asked questions related to transactions involving virtual currency.  

Learning Objectives: 
After attending this course you will be ready to:

  • Identify and determine the proper tax treatment for common transactions involving cryptocurrency, including business vs. personal use.

  • Understand the key topics addressed by the IRS in recently-issued Revenue Ruling 2019-24 and how this impacts the taxation of virtual currency going forward.

  • Determine the proper tax reporting requirements involving virtual currencies.

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Anthony Aniello is a tax partner based in Withum’s Boston office. He has more than 18 years of public accounting experience with 15 of those focused on tax consulting and compliance services in the Financial Services Industry. Anthony is primarily focused on Alternative Investment funds in the Hedge, Private Equity and Venture Capital space. He has specific Financial Services Industry experience on both US and international tax issues. He spent 2 years in Luxembourg focused on the European Financial Services Industry supporting European Asset Managers on US tax compliance and reporting issues.

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Daniel has more than 20 years of professional tax experience and experience in federal, international, and financial products taxation. He is a member of Withum’s National Tax Services Group and oversees the U.S. Federal income tax research, planning, and review functions. He is experienced in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and cross-border transactions.


Ryan Babiak

WithumSmith+Brown, PC
Partner, CPA, MST
(732) 828-1614

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Ryan is a tax partner with 10 years of experience in public accounting. He specializes in accounting for income taxes, federal and multi-state income tax for both startup and multi-national business entities, equity-based compensation, and the U.S. international taxation.

Ryan works extensively in Withum’s Technology and Emerging Growth Services Group and is responsible for overseeing the tax planning and compliance process for companies in the firm’s technology and international practice areas.  He is also an active member of Withum’s Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology Team, and Corporation Tax and Accounting for Income Tax Teams.

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