Tax Alerts

IRS Requests Comments on Treating NFTs as Collectibles, Notice 2023-27

The IRS requested comments on its intention to treat certain nonfungible tokens (NFTs) as collectibles under Code Sec. 408(m). If an NFT is treated as a collectible, an IRA’s acquisition of the NFT would be treated as a distribution equal to the cost of the NFT. In addition, treating NFTs as collectibles would affect the long-term capital gains tax rate under Code Sec. 1(h). For this purpose, the IRS defines an NFT as a unique digital identifier that is recorded using distributed ledger technology and may be used to certify authenticity and ownership of an associated right or asset, such as a digital file, digital music, the right to attend a ticketed event, or ownership of a physical item.

Pending the issuance of the anticipated guidance, the IRS intends to determine whether an NFT is a collectible by analyzing whether the NFT’s associated right or asset is a Code Sec. 408(m) collectible. Under this “look-through analysis,” if the NFT’s associated right or asset is a Code Sec. 408(m) collectible (for example, an NFT that certifies ownership of a gem), then the NFT is treated as a collectible. Similarly, if the NFT‘s associated right or asset is not a collectible (for example, a right to use a plot of land in a virtual environment), then the NFT is not treated as a collectible. If the NFT‘s associated right or asset is a digital file, the IRS would apply the look-through analysis by asking whether the digital file constitutes a “work of art” under Code Sec. 408(m)(2)(A). If it does, the NFT would be a Code Sec. 408(m) collectible.

The Treasury and IRS requested comments on any aspect of NFTs affecting an NFT’s treatment as a Code Sec. 408(m) collectible. In particular, the IRS solicited comments on the definition of NFTs, how the look-through analysis might be applied to an NFT with more than one associated right or asset, and what factors to consider in determining whether a digital file associated with an NFT is a “work of art.”

IRS Highlights Home Energy Credits for Taxpayers, IR-2024-137

The IRS has advised taxpayers that making specific energy-efficient updates to their homes could qualify them for home energy credits. This guidance comes under the expanded provisions of […]

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IRS Highlights Home Energy Credits for Taxpayers, IR-2024-137

IRS Issues FAQs on Disaster Relief Related to Retirement Plans, FS-2024-19; IR-2024-132

The IRS issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to distributions from retirement plans and IRS for individuals impacted by federally declared disasters. These FAQs cover the ongoing disaster relief for certain distributions […]

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IRS Issues FAQs on Disaster Relief Related to Retirement Plans, FS-2024-19; IR-2024-132

2025 Inflation Adjustments for Health Savings Accounts Released, Rev. Proc. 2024-25

The IRS has released the 2025 inflation-adjusted amounts for health savings accounts under Code Sec. 223. For calendar year 2025, the annual limitation on deductions under Code Sec. 223(b)(2) for an […]

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2025 Inflation Adjustments for Health Savings Accounts Released, Rev. Proc. 2024-25

FL - Eligibility for tax credit scholarship program expanded

The eligibility for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program is expanded for sales and use tax purposes. The scholarship program […]

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FL - Eligibility for tax credit scholarship program expanded

FL - IRC conformity tie-in date updated, disaster extension established

Florida updated the IRC conformity tie-in date for computing corporate income tax liability from January 1, 2023 to January 1, […]

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FL - IRC conformity tie-in date updated, disaster extension established

FL - Gas and Sulfur production tax rates for 2024-2025 announced

Florida has issued the severance tax rates for the production of gas and sulfur effective July 1, 2024, through June […]

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FL - Gas and Sulfur production tax rates for 2024-2025 announced

No Further Funding Cuts For IRS In FY24

Other than a planned repurposing of Inflation Reduction Act supplemental funding, the Internal Revenue Service saw no other cuts as the President signed off on the resolution […]

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No Further Funding Cuts For IRS In FY24

IRS Updates FAQ on Commercial Clean Vehicle Credits (FS-2024-14; IR-2024-111)

The IRS updated frequently asked questions (FAQ) on New, Previously Owned and Qualified Commercial Clean Vehicle Credits. These FAQs provide guidance on how the Inflation Reduction […]

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IRS Updates FAQ on Commercial Clean Vehicle Credits (FS-2024-14; IR-2024-111)

2024 Foreign Housing Expense Amounts Released, Notice 2024-31

KPMG TaxNewsFlash – United States March 20, 2024 The IRS today released Notice 2024-31 [PDF 156 KB] providing the adjustments to the limitation on housing expenses, under […]

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2024 Foreign Housing Expense Amounts Released, Notice 2024-31

Energy Efficient Property and Improvement Rebate Guidance Issued, Announcement 2024-19; IR-2024-97

The IRS has issued an announcement that addresses the federal income tax treatment of amounts paid for the purchase of energy efficient property and improvements. Taxpayers who […]

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Energy Efficient Property and Improvement Rebate Guidance Issued, Announcement 2024-19; IR-2024-97