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November 21, 2016 - Bitcoin exchange processor likely to fight IRS summons -legal analyst
"There are two questions here. One is whether or not (the IRS has) reasonably identified a class of individuals and has a reasonable basis for believing that all U.S. customers for Coinbase from 2013-2015 may have failed to comply with laws based on these three users," he said. "Two is whether the information sought by IRS is not available from any other reasonable source than Coinbase." (Reporting by Dion Rabouin; Editing by Sandra Maler)

November 21, 2016 - Bitcoin Users Who Evade Taxes Are Sought by the I.R.S.
Coinbase and other companies that buy and sell Bitcoins are required by regulators to record the identities of people who buy and sell virtual currency on their platforms.

November 21, 2016 - IRS Targeting Bitcoin-Using Tax Evaders
If thy comply with the request, Coinbase will be required to hand over the identity and transaction history of it’s 3 million customers. As of now Coinbase does not plan to comply. ” We can’t tolerate sweeping fishing expeditions. We are very concerned about the financial privacy rights of our customers,” said Coinbase’s legal counsel, Juan Suarez, who said the business keeps a policy focused on working with law enforcement.

November 21, 2016 - Bitcoin Users Who Evade Taxes Are Sought by the I.R.S.
The tax agency sent a broad request on Thursday to Coinbase, the largest Bitcoin exchange in the United States, asking for the records of all customers who bought virtual currency from the company from 2013 to 2015.

November 21, 2016 - Coinbase Will Take IRS to Court Over Consumer Privacy Attack
“Our customers may be aware that the U.S. government filed a civil petition yesterday in federal court seeking disclosure of all Coinbase U.S. customers' records over a three year period. The government has not alleged any wrongdoing on the part of Coinbase and its petition is predicated on sweeping statements that taxpayers may use virtual currency to evade taxes.”

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