Tax attorneys and CPAs are a dime a dozen, but how many of them are experienced with bitcoin related issues? Not many. Our founding tax attorney, Tyson Cross, is recognized as a leading authority on the taxation of bitcoin and is one the first people that news sites like CoinDesk.com, Business Insider, and Bloomberg BNA turn to when preparing a bitcoin related article for publication.
Tyson’s practice focuses on all aspects of Federal, California, and Nevada taxation. Originally from Reno, Tyson attended the University of Nevada, Reno and majored in Finance with an Accounting Emphasis. After completing his undergraduate, Tyson moved to Las Vegas to attend the William S. Boyd School of law where he graduated cum laude in 2011. While in law school, Tyson focused on tax law and estate planning, receiving the CALI Award for Excellence in Estate Planning. Tyson was also an inaugural member of the UNLV Gaming Law Journal, President of the Nevada Justice Association, and Treasurer of the Student Bar Association.
Upon graduating from Law school, Tyson moved to New York City to attend the nation’s top ranked tax law program at New York University School of Law. After earning a Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.), Tyson moved to San Diego, California to work for a leading tax law firm where he represented clients in both routine and multimillion dollar tax matters.
It was about this time that Tyson first learned about cryptocurrencies after he came across a law review article discussing their legal uncertainties. In early 2013, Tyson authored a post on reddit that gave an exhaustive review of the tax treatment of bitcoin and generated nearly a thousand comments. Since then, he has worked with journalists at leading publications like BNA, Business Week, CoinDesk, and Bloomberg to help educate bitcoin users on the taxation of bitcoin. He’s also helped numerous bitcoin miners, investors, and businesses with tax preparation and compliance issues.