Washington Post

'It's going to be a nightmare': Some bitcoin investors are in for a rocky tax season

Prisen på Bitcoin svinger meget, og det gælder om at have is i maven som investor i denne kryptovaluta. Foto: Alain Pitton/NurPhoto/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images

Sean McAuliffe doesn't have much background in investing, aside from a couple of retirement accounts. But over Thanksgiving, as the price of bitcoin blew past $8,000 as part of a months-long rally, the 54-year-old construction manager decided to take the plunge. Like many Americans, he'd read enough about bitcoin on the Internet to feel confident buying a stake in the digital currency and several similar alternatives.

McAuliffe's investment paid off almost immediately: Within a month, the price of bitcoin had more than doubled to over $19,000. Encouraged, McAuliffe bought some more. Now, he figures he executes at least one trade a day - and on paper, he's made about $7,000...

Læs også