This article does not contain tax advice, investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision
America, the U.K., Canada, Australia, and the Netherlands are cooperating to form an International Task Force called the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement with the goal of sharing intelligence to track down tax evaders.
The task force, also referred to as “J5”, comprises the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and Australian Taxation Office (ATO), the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the Fiscale Inlichtingen- en Opsporingsdienst (FIOD), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI).
Their specific targets include offshore accounts and cryptocurrencies. The IRS is set to issue a press release later this year with further details on the new task force.
In their initial overview found here, the IRS outlines what the task force is originally designed to do:
- Develop shared strategies to gather information and intelligence that will strengthen operational cooperation in matters of mutual interest, and target those who seek to commit transnational tax crime, cybercrime and launder the proceeds of crime
- Drive strategies and procedures to conduct joint investigations and disrupt the activity of those who commit transnational tax crime, cybercrime, and also those who enable and assist money laundering
- Collaborate on effective communications that reinforce that J5 is working together to tackle transnational tax crime, cybercrime and money laundering.
If you are searching for CPA firms to assist you with reporting cryptocurrency income and capital gains, contact Camuso CPA. Whether you need tax preparation services, assistance with properly reporting gains and income from virtual currencies on your taxes, cryptocurrency portfolio analysis, or any other service provided by a certified accountant, Camuso CPA can help.
Patrick Camuso, CPA is founder and owner of Camuso CPA, a Charlotte, NC based CPA firm consulting to cryptocurrency investors, miners and business nationwide.