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    The influential OECD has called upon the G20 nations to develop coordinated, international standards for cryptocurrency taxation.

OECD Councils G20 Nations to Develop Coordinated Tax Policy for Cryptocurrency
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The intergovernmental Office of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has sent a letter to the G20 encouraging a thorough review of tax policies for cryptocurrency and other new technologies. The OECD praises Blockchain and like developments for “[giving] rise to new, secure methods of record-keeping” but laments that uncertainty around taxation “[poses] risks to the gains made on tax transparency.” There is currently no internationally recognized method for taxing cryptocurrencies. The US opts to tax them as property, while a few other countries treat cryptocurrencies in the same way as money, and do not subject them to taxation.

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David Dinkins is a freelance writer who holds a Master of Arts in history from Louisiana Tech University and has extensive teaching experience both at LSU – Shreveport and University of Phoenix. He got involved with cryptocurrency in early 2014 working as part of the Dash Core Team and have served in the role of writer/editor (mostly editor) during that time. He has edited a huge number of documents for the Core Team, including the Evolution whitepaper, the PrivateSend whitepaper, and many of Evan Duffield’s communications with the Dash Community.

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