Fresh Venue, Same Tax Tune - Taxing an Expanding Gig Economy & Crypto Currencies

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 · 2:00 – 3:40 PM ET

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CPE Program Knowledge Level: Federal Tax Law
2 CPE Credit; NO prerequisites or advance preparation
CTEC Course #: 3022-CE-137
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Federal Tax Law (2 Hours)

Program Content

This online learning program, presented as a live webcast, will be also archived for QAS Self Study. The program will be available for viewing for 12 months after the live webcast. A panel of IRS and industry experts will present the content during a live, interactive discussion, where participant questions can be submitted. Questions will be answered live on the program or posted on the Resources page.

The program, through a lively round-table discussion and real time interaction with the audience, looks at the tax issues that have arisen from the growth of the gig economy and the use of virtual, or crypto, currencies. The program will focus on tax issues of concern to both gig workers and the online market makers who have fostered the growth of the gig economy. Panelists will also examine issues relating to the short-term rental of personal residences for lodging, such as through AIRBNB. With the expanding use of virtual or crypto currencies, the panel also will explore the manner in which crypto currency transactions are taxed and the tax implications for those who "mine" virtual currencies.

By the end of the program, participants will have a practical understanding, through accurate, current, and effectively designed communications, of the major tax issues confronting those engaged in the gig economy and making use of crypto currency.

Program Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the chief tax issues for workers providing services in the gig economy.
  2. Identify the chief tax issues for the digital platforms and other marketplaces that facilitate the connection between consumers and service providers in the gig economy.
  3. Identify the principal tax issues facing those who rent all or part of a personal residence.
  4. Identify the major tax issues that arise from transactions conducted in crypto currencies.

Program Outline


      • Who They Are
      • What They Do
      • Employee or Contractor
      • Required Recordkeeping
      • Meeting Tax Obligations
        • What is taxed
        • Business expenses
        • Withholding
        • Estimated tax payments
        • Self-employment taxes
        • Return filing

      • Operating a Marketplace or Digital Platform
      • Classifying Workers
      • Reporting Requirements
      • Meeting Tax Obligations

      • Renting Part of a Home
        • Rental income
        • Allocation of expenses
      • Renting a Vacation Home or Other Residence
        • Full-year rental
        • Partial-year rental
        • Limitations on deductions
        • Personal use
        • Rental for less than 15 days
        • Ordering deductions

    • What are Crypto or Virtual Currencies
    • Crypto Currencies as a Capital Asset
    • Transactions Using Crypto Currency
    • Reporting Crypto Transactions in U.S. Dollars
    • Mining Crypto or Virtual Currencies



Alan Pinck, EA
A. Pinck & Associates

Alan Pinck is an Enrolled Agent with over 25 years of tax preparation experience in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has built a practice specializing in individual, small business tax preparation and audit representation. He is currently a speaker at the NTPI events, CSEA Super Seminar as well as a variety of other presentations for tax groups and small business associations. Having represented thousands of tax returns in audit, Alan has obtained tremendous insight of the audit process as well as knowledge on a wide variety of tax issues.

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Content Consultant

David F. Windish, J.D., LL.M
Content Consultant

David F. Windish, J.D., LL.M. in taxation, is a tax attorney and consultant. He has served as an instructor of tax-advantaged investments at the New York Institute of Finance; an Instructor of business law at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.; and an adjunct professor at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va. He has also served as executive editor for Tax Analysts; managing editor for Business Strategies, published by CCH; and senior editor for the Institute for Business Planning.

Mr. Windish is the author of Practical Guide to Real Estate Taxation, published by CCH and currently going into its sixth edition. Earlier works include Tax Advantaged Investments and Investor's Guide to Limited Partnerships, both published by the New York Institute of Finance. Through the Center for Video Education, he authored continuing education courses dealing with real estate and closely held corporations. Those courses included readings, case studies, and videotape segments.

Mr. Windish is a graduate of Rutgers University Law School and the New York University School of Law, Graduate Division. He has been heard as a guest speaker at professional meetings and seminars and on popular radio programs.

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