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H.R. 3708: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income de minimis gains from certain sales or exchanges of virtual currency, and for other purposes.

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The price of bitcoin has skyrocketed in recent weeks, more than tripling in the past month. Amid this unprecedented attention on the so-called “cryptocurrency,” the Cryptocurrency Tax Fairness Act was introduced and would potentially be the first enacted law on the subject.

What is bitcoin exactly?

Bitcoin is a digital-only currency and payment system, not relying on any physical manifestation such as bills or coins.

It was originally started by a few tech-minded libertarians who disdained the federal government’s monopoly on producing and controlling the supply of money. Now ...

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David Schweikert

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 7, 2017
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Sep 7, 2017


Introduced on Sep 7, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on September 7, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


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Sep 7, 2017

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H.R. 3708 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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