I’ve seen conflicting _opinions_ on what’s going to happen when it comes to staking with RocketPool, and for anyone with a low cost-basis (or anyone bullish on the price of ETH in the future), triggering a Capital Gains tax event when depositing and withdrawing renders the whole system… not so great for Americans!
The way I see it right now (and I have only a slight idea of what I’m talking about, so please don’t murder me):
1. ETH -> rETH deposit = capital gains tax event (50% for short term!)
2. staked ETH rewards accrual paid in rETH = income tax event
3. rETH -> ETH withdrawal = capital gains tax event
4. ETH -> fiat (or whatever) = capital gains tax event
Interested to hear what you (plural) think about this situation.