Andrea S. Kramer, John T. Lutz, William R. Pomierski, & Andrew M. Granek, of Mcdermott, Will, & Emery, have made available for download their article “McDermott, Will, & Emery: Responsible Financial Innovation Act: Proposed Tax and Reporting for Digital Assets.” The abstract is as follows:
On June 7, 2022, Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the highly anticipated Responsible Financial Innovation Act (the bill), which sets out to create the first complete regulatory and bipartisan framework for digital assets. The bill is intended to establish some legal clarity for regulators and the industry and to protect consumers by providing a range of disclosures and clarifying settlement conditions and rights over digital ownership. The bill would also treat all digital assets that are not treated as securities as commodities regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. This article discusses key tax considerations raised by the bill concerning taxation and reporting requirements for participants in the digital asset industry.
To see the full article, click: “McDermott, Will, & Emery: Responsible Financial Innovation Act: Proposed Tax and Reporting for Digital Assets.”
Posted by Nicholas Chuckas, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.