The USA IRS says this about virtual currencies
. Obviously only applies to US citizens, but the IRS likes t0 exert their influence on foreign banks.
I just bought something at a web site a couple of days ago that accepted bitcoins ... I don't buy that much online, but I cannot remember what it was. Coincidentally. I think it was something as benign as a few power heads for my aquarium system ... I'll figure it out & post. Versus pot or a fully automatic AR-15 or some other dumba$$ thing. Which I do not buy online or off! Just sayin'