The good news is that you can apply an ordinary income tax to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. You can also apply a capital gains tax, which will be revenue-neutral for crypto owners. The IRS has not put out clear guidance on how it plans to treat transactions involving digital assets such as Bitcoin and Etherium in the future. Some people have used Bitcoin or Ethereum within a day after receiving their coins in order to avoid paying any capital gains taxes when they sell them for fiat money (US dollars). But there is no guarantee that the IRS will go along with this strategy and every person should consult their own accountants before doing so.
If you sell $50,000 worth of Bitcoin within 24 hours then paid $30,000 in transaction fees, then your gain would be treated as short-term gain rather than long term gain. Short-term gains are taxed at 0% while long-term gains are taxed at different rates depending on the type of asset being held by taxpayers. For Bitcoin, long term capital gains tax would probably be 10%.
Real estate investors who choose real estate investments may consider shifting some of their profits from physical real estate into Bitcoin or altcoins because these cryptocurrenices’ price could increase over time due to increased usage by speculators. This might help reduce the overall amount of taxable income for these investors since cryptocurrency prices can rise even if property values do not increase simply because Bitcoin has been gaining popularity among investors. In effect, purchases using