IRS Logo
Print - Click this link to Print this page

Virtual Currencies

The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance (PDF) on the tax treatment of transactions using virtual currencies, such as Bitcoins or other similar currencies.

The sale or other exchange of virtual currencies, or the use of virtual currencies to pay for goods or services, or holding virtual currencies as an investment, generally has tax consequences that could result in tax liability. This guidance applies to individuals and businesses that use virtual currencies.


Rate the Small Business and Self-Employed Website

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 23-Oct-2014