Repost: IRTA President Message

2014 was a great year for IRTA and UC, as both organizations surpassed their goals for the year. While we have enjoyed a number of achievements and successes, 2014 presented a few challenges as well. We have seen exceptional growth, continually improved financials and reached important milestones as an advocate for the barter industry. Resolving an increasingly […]


Universal Currency (UC) Receives IRS Ruling Exempting It From 1099B Reporting Requirements Due to Clearinghouse Role of UC Influences 1099B Reporting Requirements For Exchanges’ Internal Direct Recip Accounts

IRTA’s global inter-exchange trading platform, Universal Clearinghouse Inc. (UC) received a Private Letter Ruling (PLR) from the IRS on January 8th, 2015 stating that: “UC does not have a reporting requirement under Section 6045 of the Internal Revenue Code with regard to transactions in which it acts in its capacity as the clearinghouse between two […]

BCL Soft Introduces Barter21 v3.0

Barter21 version 3.0 is now available. BCL has just completed an intense overhaul of all the code resulting in the following benefits to Barter21 users: Quicker response times on all features (regardless of exchange size), A cleaner, easier to navigate look and feel, Responsive interface that adapts perfectly to whatever device you are using: desktop, tablet, […]


Bartkett Barter Merges with Barter Rewards

Vastly expanding, Barter Rewards, Inc. has merged its Florida branch with Barkett Barter, a trade company in Polk County, Florida. These two companies will be continuing under the Barter Rewards brand and all Barkett Barter members will be transferred to the Barter Rewards member directive. This merge will create new trade options for both parties. Tait Carson, the owner […]


Global Links Acquires MainStreetChamber

Global Links Corp. (OTC:GLCO) has announced the acquisition of national business networking organization MainStreetChamber (MSC). MainStreetChamber develops and engages a wide network of business professionals in local marketplaces across the nation by offering free membership and networking events. Chapter presidents, who serve to promote business in their area, run MSC’s local groups. The company offers […]