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Crowdfunders Can Use Tax Gifts

Lame duck Washington, D.C. mayor Vincent Gray gave a gift to technology investors on his way out of office by signing a new law decreasing the capital gains rate on technology investments from a maximum 8.95% to just 3.0%. To … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding With Bitcoins – Multiple Tax Bites?

Let’s say you bought a Bitcoin for $200 a few months ago and then used it to buy some shares on Angel List today at its current value $448.60 (according to ¬†http://preev.com/). Here’s the problem. That transaction may have resulted … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding on Steroids: The UK Enterprise Investment Scheme

Here’s one reason why equity crowdfunding in the UK has an advantage: the “Enterprise Investment Scheme.” Here are some highlights: The investor can take a 30% tax credit (not a deduction against gross income) for investments made in qualifying companies.¬†Relief … Continue reading

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Will Crowd Funding Generate Favorable Tax Laws?

Several jurisdictions are now considering lowering capital gains tax rates on earnings from small companies. One of the more recent examples is the bill now before the District of Columbia City Council that would lower the tax rate on capital … Continue reading

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