Monthly Archives: December 2017

Crypto Currency Tax Matters

If you’ve hopped onto the cryptocurrency train, you should be aware that the IRS is all over this. So, if you’re paying employees in Bitcoin (or alts), you must report it on a W-2 and withhold just like dollars (except … Continue reading

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South Korea Considers Crypto Regulation

Fox Business is reporting: “New proposed legislation in (South) Korea will ban the use of anonymous cryptocurrency accounts starting next month and prevent banks from providing settlement services for unidentified digital-currency trades on bitcoin exchanges.” This follows the shut down … Continue reading

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Putin Plans to Control Crypto-Currencies

Vladimir Putin, the savvy Russian President (for life?) has told the legislature that he wants to regulate crypto-currencies. The Duma is working on a law now that will deem Bitcoin and its alternatives as property for tax purposes, require Initial … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Gets Amazon Buyout

Another crowdfunder has hit it big, leaving its donors in the proverbial dust. Blink, one of the first wireless security cameras, raised $200,000 in a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign back in 2014, later to raise up to $1 million there pre-selling … Continue reading

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Court Wrist Slaps Crowdfunding Fraudster

A Cincinnati court wrist slaps a woman who defrauded the public with her crowdfunding campaign. Although being convicted of  misdemeanor child endangerment and telecommunications fraud (a felony), the mother of a child who she claimed had terminal cancer and subjected … Continue reading

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Quickbooks Surprises Crowdfunders

A “white knight” has backed a minority owned cosmetics crowdfunding campaign. A venture arm of Quickbooks, Intuit’s software accounting arm, called “Backed by Quickbooks” researches promising crowdfunding campaigns and makes donations to help them reach their crowdfunding targets. Here, BbQ … Continue reading

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D.C. Files Lawsuit Vs. Crowdfunder

The Washington, District of Columbia Attorney General is suing Sivil, Inc. and its sole stockholder, a crowdfunder who raised over $280,000 from 3,625 donors on Kickstarter in 2015 promising to create and deliver high performance athletic shirts. No delivery or … Continue reading

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Estonia Planning A Crowdfunded Initial Coin Offering

Notwithstanding the European Central Bank’s “veto” of the use of national crypto-currencies, Estonia (of all countries) will apparently launch its own Initial Coin Offering. The TokenEST ICO will run on the Ethereum blockchain and is intended to raise US$30 million. … Continue reading

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Tax Cut Bill Supports U.S. Filmmakers

Filmmakers in the US should be cautiously optimistic with the conference agreement on the new Tax Cut bill. The conference has agreed that expenses for a qualified film, television or live theatrical production placed in service after September 27, 2017, … Continue reading

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Question Charitable Crowdfunding

Americans are a generous people. But recent crowdfunding scams, particularly in the “charitable” arena show that perhaps this is too much of a good thing. An Outline article notes “The psychological root of crowdfunding campaigns for non-financial hardships stems from … Continue reading

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