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ltcrabtree1
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1099b Capital Gains of Bitcoin

I purchase Bitcoin through CashApp, which is required to file a copy of 1099b. I’ve purchased roughly $1,000 worth, and all of that was directly sent to another user’s Bitcoin wallet. Out of the $1,000 I’ve purchased, I’ve only cashed out $20.

 

My question is, would my “Cost or Other Basis” be $980 and my capital gain $20? 

 

Bit confused on the whole thing, as I’m new to Bitcoin and taxes. 

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Anonymous
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1099b Capital Gains of Bitcoin

it would seem your sales price is $20 and your cost basis is $1,000 times whatever  fraction you cash in.   you could have a gain or loss. the 1099-B should report your cost basis   

https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/articles/2018-02-12/how-to-report-bitcoin-earnings-or-...

 

ltcrabtree1
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1099b Capital Gains of Bitcoin

According to that article, I only need to report “investment” if I cashed out. Out of the $1,000 I bought, only $20 was cashed out, so that should be what my capital gain/loss is based on, as well as cost basis? 

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