IRS suggests game currency are not taxable; indeed, the experts say they don’t believe in it

A change to the IRS website suggests that the game currencies are not taxable, in spite of a declaration that they are – but tax experts say that people should probably still declare …

The Point reports on the strange situation.

However, when Bloomberg specifically questioned the position, Desmond has refused to be drawn.

Tax experts say that the safest thing is to pretend that the IRS never deleted the text.

On Wednesday, the IRS has quietly changed a provision on its website, the transactions of the virtual currency as Fortnite is V-bucks were taxable and must be reported on tax returns, as reported by CNN.

The provision had been on the irs site since at least October, and you can see here, through the Wayback Machine. On the archived version of the site, Bitcoin, Ether, Roblox (probably a reference to Robux the game Roblox), and V-males that are listed as specific examples of a “convertible virtual currency.” The IRS defines a convertible virtual currency as one that has an equivalent value in or acts as a substitute for real currency. The IRS’ website now lists Bitcoin as an example of a convertible virtual currency.

However, the IRS’ inclusion of video game currencies was apparently an error. IRS chief counsel Michael Desmond said to reporters today that the issue has been “corrected and that was done quickly—as soon as it has been brought to our attention,” according to Bloomberg Tax.

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On Wednesday, the IRS has quietly changed a provision on its website, the transactions of the virtual currency as Fortnite is V-bucks were taxable and must be reported on tax returns, as reported by CNN.

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