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Cryptocurrency and Taxes - Learn What the IRS says for 2018-19

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Tax day is coming and the government wants their cut of your crypto earnings. Are you prepared?

What's the tax law around cryptocurrency and how do you stay within the law without giving it all away?

Join us this March, where you will hear from crypto tax professionals that will present their expertise on this complicated topic, highlighting the most important areas to consider! Plus a 15 minute audience Q&A!

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Read the New York Times write-up on our event last year

Think Cryptocurrency Is Confusing? Try Paying Taxes on It

Topics we'll be covering include:

  • What is a taxable event?
  • What needs to be reported to the IRS?
  • How to I estimate the value of my crypto for tax purposes?
  • What guidance has the IRS provided?
  • How can I lessen/eliminate my taxes on cryptocurrency taxes?
  • Tax loss harvesting
  • I’m trading on foreign exchanges. Do I have to report this? The IRS can’t find me, right?
  • I do crypto margin trading. How do I report this?
  • Crypto-to-crypto trades

Hear from:

Zac McClure

Co-founder at TokenTax - LinkedIn

Zac is the Co-founder of a cryptotax startup called TokenTax. Prior to that he worked as an investment banker for JPMorgan, a consultant for Bain, a Teach For America corps member teaching math, and first discovered the disruptive potential of cryptocurrencies while working for impact investment firm Imprint Capital. He has also worked overseas in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and India for social enterprises like World Bicycle Relief and Blue Ventures. He has an MBA from Wharton, and degrees in accounting and international finance from USC.

Alice Townes, Esq.

Tax Associate at Perkins Coie LLP - LinkedIn

Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Alice worked in mergers and acquisitions tax as a manager at KPMG LLP. During her time there, she was responsible for analyzing tax issues related to transaction structuring and internal reorganizations, including the availability of tax attributes. Alice also has experience drafting and negotiating tax provisions in mergers, stock purchases and asset purchase agreements and advising issuers, borrowers and investment banks in connection with public and private offerings of equity and debt.

Bryant Tolles, CPA

KTT Global Advisors - LinkedIn

Bryant Tolles, CPA, provides finance, accounting, and tax consulting to individuals and small businesses. A Silicon Valley refugee, Bryant spent 18 years in various positions in corporate finance, culminating as CFO of venture-backed cloud infrastructure provider OpSource, Inc., which was acquired by Dimension Data in 2011. Bryant is now based right outside New York and is President of KTT Global Advisors, LLC.

Dashiell C. Shapiro, Esq.

Tax Counsel at Shartsis Friese LLP - LinkedIn

Mr. Shapiro advises individuals and business entities on a broad range of federal, state, and international tax planning and tax controversy matters. A native of the San Francisco area, he received his undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Chicago. Mr. Shapiro has successfully represented individuals and companies at all stages of tax controversy, from sensitive audit inquiries to administrative protests and appeals. He has significant experience litigating matters before California’s Board of Equalization and Office of Tax Appeals, the United States Tax Court, and in federal district courts in both civil and criminal tax matters.

Jon Van Loo, Esq.

Partner at Belcher, Smolen & Van Loo LLP - LinkedIn

Jon works with cryptocurrency funds, blockchain companies and individuals on the tax aspects of a variety of cryptocurrency transactions, including: initial coin offerings, stable coin projects, tax-efficient formation of crypto investment funds, the taxation of token compensation, and the lending of cryptocurrency assets. Having worked for law firms in London, New York and San Francisco, Jon has a broad range of transactional tax experience. In 2017, Jon started his own independent tax practice focusing on cryptocurrency, investment funds, and M&A. In 2018, Jon became a co-founder of Belcher, Smolen & Van Loo LLP, a boutique corporate law firm based in San Francisco that has participated in some of the early M&A activity in the crypto space. Jon is an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law and has degrees from the University of Chicago, Duke University and Northwestern University.

Brian Hamano, Esq.

Associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - LinkedIn

Brian R. Hamano is an associate in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of Gibson Dunn’s Tax Practice Group. Mr. Hamano’s practice encompasses a variety of transactions including domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity, real estate, reorganizations, securities offerings, and cryptocurrency and blockchain transactions. Mr. Hamano's clients include public companies, private equity firms and technology and real estate companies. Mr. Hamano received his Executive LLM in tax from the New York University School of Law in 2019 and his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2013 from the University of Michigan. He graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 2010. Mr. Hamano is admitted to practice in the State of New York. Mr. Hamano was a co-presenter at the 66th Tulane Tax Institute in December 2017.


6:30pm - Networking

7:00pm - Talk - Staking out New Territory: Taxation of Proof-of-Stake
  • Brian Hamano | Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
7:30pm - Panel
  • Zac McClure | TokenTax
  • Alice Townes | Perkins Coie LLP
  • Bryant Tolles | KTT Global Advisors
  • Dashiell C. Shapiro | Shartsis Friese LLP
  • Jon Van Loo (moderator) | Belcher, Smolen & Van Loo LLP

7:45pm - Audience Q&A

8:00pm - Networking

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