National Tax Conference 2018

NTA1813 - Where Do We Stand Today with Taxing and Regulating Cryptocurrency

Nov 12, 2018 2:45pm ‐ Nov 12, 2018 3:35pm


As cryptocurrencies are becoming more ubiquitous, the appropriate tax treatment and regulation of virtual currency is becoming more important. This session will analyze the current tax and reporting treatment for virtual currencies and the current efforts of FinCEN to provide regulatory guidance over this brand new property / currency.

  • Determine appropriate disclosure and taxation of virtual currency transactions
  • Identify and analyze whether certain virtual currency transactions will be subject to governmental regulatory review


  • James Beatty, J.D., Attorney, Office of Associate Chief Counsel, IRS
  • Stephen Turanchik, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation), Attorney, Paul Hastings LLP
  • Carole House, Cyber and Emerging Technology Policy Specialist, U.S. Department of the Treasury

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