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Two United States congressmen introduced a bill in the House of Representatives on Dec. 20 that would exclude digital assets from being defined as securities.

The “Token Taxonomy Act of 2018” was introduced by Reps. Warren Davidson (R) and Darren Soto (D) and seeks to exclude digital currencies from being defined as securities by amending the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Act of 1934.

Today, wash sales only apply to stocks and securities. If cryptocurrencies are not classified as securities, wash sale regulations should not be a concern for investors. This means investors can sell an investment to realize a tax loss, only to buy it back immediately thereafter at a bargain.

The document further defines that the Secretary of the Treasury should issue regulations providing information for returns on transactions in digital currency for which gain or loss is recognized.

If the bill is passed the IRS would have to adjust taxation of virtual currencies in order to create a tax exemption for exchanges of one virtual currency for another and to create a de minimis exemption from taxation for gains realized from the sale or exchange of virtual currency.

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