Why Is This Coin Different From All Other Coins, It Was the Cover-Up, Stupid and Literacy Literally Pays Off

All is not certain in bitcoin EXCEPT taxes…

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Image courtesy of lamnee/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Bitcoin, the hottest most talked about virtual currency since..well, ever, has been officially deemed NOT a currency. According to the taxman, bitcoins are property, for tax purposes anyway, and will be treated as such. Instead, the IRS defines crypto-currency as “convertible currency” which probably sounds a lot cooler than it actually is. Got a virtual stash of coins? You could – if you really wanted to – exchange them for US dollars and you wouldn’t have to worry about them being taxed as a foreign currency gain or loss. If you trade the coins, expect a capital gains tax. If your paycheck is being paid with bitcoins (I guess that’s a thing now), that information needs to be reported on your W-2.  And if your accountant is not bitcoin savvy, then get a new accountant.

In the grand Ponzi scheme of things…

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Image courtesy of sdmania/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

It comes as no great surprise that Bernie Madoff did not single-handedly pull off one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history. Yesterday five of his former employees were finally convicted of a very very very long list of offenses, including conspiracy to commit fraud. US Attorney Preet Bharara said “These defendants each played an important role in carrying out the charade, propping it up and concealing it from regulators, auditors, taxing authorities, lenders and investors.” Now it’s up to a judge to determine their prison sentences which could last decades. Something tells me they wont be missed.

It pay$ to read…

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Image courtesy of adamr/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

There was a reason why you were always encouraged to READ READ READ and today that mantra might literally pay off for you – but only if you are a regular e-book subscriber. Turns out a court ruled that publishers were a tad bit greedy by inflating prices and taking advantage of avid e-readers like you. So to make it up to you, or rather reimburse you, you can expect a credit. Are you one of the lucky recipients of the $166 million settlement? Check your account and details of the settlement at www.sagsettlements.com.

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