A U.S. federal court has granted permission to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to deliver a summons to John Doe to Fintech, a company that requests all information about U.S. taxpayers who traded at least $ 20,000 in cryptocurrencies on their platforms between 2016 and 2020.
The subpoena will apply to Circle Internet Financial Inc., including all “predecessors, subsidiaries, divisions and affiliates, including Poloniex LLC.”
According to the Ministry of Justice notificationJudge Richard Stearns concluded that there was a “reasonable basis for believing that cryptocurrency users may not have complied with federal tax laws.”
The document also states that the IRS “does not claim that Circle committed any infringement in relation to its digital exchange business”, and adds:
“The summons requests information related to an” IRS investigation into a identifiable group or class of persons “that the IRS has reasonable suspicion” that may be inconsistent with the provisions of any internal income laws. “
Representative Circle Law 360: “We’re checking it out [the summons], and of course expect to cooperate with the IRS in responding to the court order. “
Attorney General David Hubbert of the Department of Justice’s tax division said: “Those who trade in cryptocurrencies must meet their tax obligations like any other taxpayer. The Department of Justice will continue to work with the IRS to ensure that cryptocurrency owners pay their fair share of taxes. “
Circle was founded in October 2013 by Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville, and the company launched a bitcoin wallet the following year, which later became its application for crypto payments. Circle Pay. In 2018, Circle launched USD Coin in collaboration with Coinbase, which it is now the second largest stablecoin according to market capitalization