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Answered: February 25, 2018 9:00 pm

How do I treat bitcoin gains?

The IRS ruled that bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies are property, not currency. As such, you determine gain or loss in the same was as any other type of property. Compare what you paid for the bitcoins and what you received on the sale (making adjustments for commissions, etc.).

Tax Glossary

Adjusted gross income (AGI)

Gross income less allowable adjustments, such as IRA, alimony, and Keogh deductions. AGI determines whether various tax benefits are phased out, such as personal exemptions, itemized deductions, and the rental loss allowance and modified adjusted gross income (MAGI).

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