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To Sell or Not to Sell: Navigating Bitcoin and Ethereum’s Tax Dilemma

by dave
2 minutes read

Hello, crypto enthusiasts! Ever found yourself in a bit of a pickle, deciding whether to cash out your crypto investments early and face the taxman or hold on a bit longer for tax-free gains? You’re not alone in this financial conundrum.

Last year, I jumped on the Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) bandwagon a tad late, and now, the profits look tempting. Yet, here’s the twist: sell before the 12-month mark, and I’m looking at a 24% tax on my gains. Wait until after August 1, though, and those profits could be tax-free.

It’s a classic investor’s dilemma with no easy answers. On one hand, a 24% tax seems palatable compared to a potential 50% market dip post-June. On the other, what if the market defies gravity, and I miss out on even bigger gains by cashing out too soon?

Options on my mind include selling in a lump sum or via Dollar-Cost Averaging (DCA), both with taxes due, or waiting it out until August to dodge the taxes altogether. Of course, there’s always the wildcard option of just holding on (HODL), despite the looming possibility of a market correction.

The taxing of cryptocurrencies as assets rather than currencies has sparked debate, with many voicing concerns over the perceived unfairness. It’s a hot topic that underscores the importance of advocacy for fair crypto taxation policies.

So, what’s your take? Would you opt for the early sell and tax hit, or play the long game for tax-free gains?

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