The IRS Will Shift its Focus to Users and Operators of Bitcoin ATMs and Kiosks

In a new statement, the IRS confirms it will continue to focus on cryptocurrency activities. Particularly those individuals and companies operating Bitcoin ATMs and Kiosks may see some intervention pretty soon. 

As the IRS continues to target cryptocurrency users, they are doing so in a deliberate manner.

Bitcoin ATMs may Facilitate Tax Evasion

First, they want after traders of Bitcoin and altcoins who might not have reported their taxes properly.

Secondly, they tackle the concept of token airdrops and other proceeds that might fall under their purview.

In the latest turn of events, the agency has confirmed Bitcoin ATMs and kiosks are next on the agenda.

There could be a number of potential tax issues raised by this particular industry, according to an IRS spokesperson. 

No public cases involving Bitcoin ATMs or kiosk have been filed by the agency to date.

Related Post

On paper, these machines may allow for some illicit activities, such as small-scale money laundering.

Additionally, the agency suspects several operators might be operating these machines without having any funds connected to a bank account. 

There are also some questions as to whether all of these machines perform the necessary KYC and AML procedures.

Most of the Bitcoin ATMs and kiosks around the world are located in the US, as it is the most competitive region by far.

As such, both operators and users of these machines could become subject to additional IRS scrutiny in the months ahead. 

Despite this rather aggressive strategy, all of these efforts are designed to make cryptocurrencies more legitimate. 

JP Buntinx

JP Buntinx is a FinTech and Bitcoin enthusiast living in Belgium. His passion for finance and technology made him one of the world's leading freelance Bitcoin writers, and he aims to achieve the same level of respect in the FinTech sector.

Published by
JP Buntinx

Recent Posts

A trader who called the 2010 crypto crash revealed BTC’s next price target and eyeing Tradecurve for massive growth potential

Bitcoin is heading in a downward direction, as its value can decrease by the end…

11 hours ago

Investors pour into TMS Network (TMSN) Even as booming GameFi industry grows Decentraland (MANA) and Shiba Inu (SHIB)

2023 is poised to be the year of GameFi's remarkable rise, bringing exciting opportunities for…

19 hours ago

TMS Network (TMSN) Crypto Shatters Records, Defeating Avalanche (AVAX) and Aave (AAVE)

In the world of cryptocurrencies, a new player has emerged, shaking the foundations of the…

19 hours ago

Web 3.0 HedgeUp (HDUP) Goes Viral Due to Outshine and LBank

In the era of Web 3.0, the cyberspace landscape has been transformed by blockchain and…

20 hours ago

Hotbit shuts down; traders are looking at Tradecurve

Exchanges for cryptocurrencies have grown to be essential parts of the ecosystem since they give…

1 day ago

Crypto Price Today: HedgeUp Presale Trades at $0.020 After Raising $1.8M, Will Solana Reach $300?

The financial news of late has been ripe with stories on crypto, with many investors…

2 days ago