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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.).

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Section 179 deduction (or First-year expensing)

A deduction allowed for investments in depreciable business equipment in the year the property is placed in service.

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