IRS: Crypto donations must be declared by charity organizations

The United States Internal Revenue Service now requires all non-profit organizations to accept receipts for crypto donations. 

IRS now requires reports on crypto donations

The IRS has made changes to its FAQs related to crypto-assets and asked all charity organizations to report crypto donations on Form 990. It has also told non-profit organizations to accept receipts for digital donations.

With growing crypto adoptions, regulators and other law enforcing bodies need to asset the markets and regulate use-cases for the assets. This would ensure that the crypto industry grows while keeping the safety of its users at heart.

IRS has now made another move bringing tax-exempt organizations under the purview of revenue declarations. The agency now requires all tax-exempt organizations to sign 8283 when accepting donations worth 5,000 dollars or more in value. This form would recognize the receipt of the donations. The agency also requires such teams to provide receipts of donations worth 250 dollars or higher in value.

IRS has an unclear stance regarding crypto taxations. The news follows its decision regarding the taxations of crypto events such as forks and airdrops that was announced in October 2019. It was decided by IRS that such events would be considered as taxable incomes regardless, whether the person knows about the event or not.

Many high-profile non-profit organizations have started accepting crypto donations, mainly in Ethereum and Bitcoin. These include the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) who has joined hands with the Ethereum Foundation to make this possible. 

Crypto charities have a huge potential as blockchain technology ensures that the cost of transactions remains low while the donations are made faster than ever. Most importantly, careful integration of blockchain technology can make the entire process highly transparent and earn donors’ trust.

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