Yes, you usually have to report gold transactions to the IRS. However, tax liabilities for the sale of precious metals such as gold and silver do not expire at the time they are sold. Instead, physical gold or silver sales must be reported on Schedule D of Form 1040 on your next tax return. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires you to report any physical sales of gold on Form 1099-B.
The IRS considers the sale of gold to be part of the income and, therefore, you must submit the form and indicate the type of metal you sell. Don't fund your precious metal IRA with fractionated gold or silver, they are also unnecessarily expensive. In British law, gold sovereigns and Gold Britannia coins are free from capital gains taxes because they are considered legal British currency. The tax collector will apply tax rules to gold coins, bars and bars based on their value and not on the purity of the gold metal content.
Some gold funds have physical bullion, while others have companies, futures contracts, and shares of gold mining companies. In addition, gold in IRA has to be pure, including maple leaf gold, Mexican ounce coins, but not South African Krugerrands. In other words, gold coins are taxable based on their total value rather than just weighing the amount of gold they are made of. You only pay taxes when you sell your gold in cash, not when you buy more gold with the money.
If you want to sell gold and silver items to a gold buyer, you'll need to provide one original form of photo identification or two original forms of text-based identification with your proof of address. This includes coins and bars that measure 1 kilogram or 1000 troy ounces in weight respectively, along with any gold or silver item that has more than 50% pure gold or silver content.