Bitcoin for Tax Payments? One U.S. State Is Giving It a Try

November 26, 2018

Via: Fortune

Starting this week, Ohio businesses will be able to pay their taxes with Bitcoin.

Ohio will become the first state to do so—others, including Arizona, Georgia, and Illinois have considered legislation that would similarly allow businesses to use Bitcoin for their taxes, but these efforts have thus far stalled in the state legislature.

The program in Ohio will eventually be available to individual filers as well, but in the short term is only for businesses. Companies that want to use the program must register at and will then be able to pay for any taxes they owe using the cryptocurrency. According to The Wall Street Journal, this includes everything from cigarette sales taxes to employee withholding taxes.

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