Category: Tax

South Korea to Start Taxing Bitcoin Profits in 2021

South Korea will start taxing profits from bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies next year, according to local media reports. The taxation will also apply to bitcoin mining operations and income from initial coin offerings, should it be approved by Parliament. South Korea’s Ministry of Economy and Finance proposed the amendments to the existing tax law […]

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Tax Office to Contact 350,000 Australians and Remind Them to Report All Crypto Profits

Tax Office to Contact 350,000 Australians and Remind Them to Report All Crypto ProfitsAustralian tax agents have set out to close a gap they say costs the state several billion dollars. Taxpayers who file various work-related claims and investment property deductions or declare income from sharing economy platforms such as Uber and Airbnb may be asked for explanations and receipts. Investors and traders earning income from cryptocurrencies are […]

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Bitcoin Taxation Support Growing Industry – Here are 5 Useful Cryptocurrency Tax Calculators

5 Useful Crypto Tax CalculatorsFor crypto owners looking to estimate how much they owe in taxes, there are some platforms with a free crypto tax calculator. They integrate with major crypto exchanges and wallets, allowing you to import your crypto transaction data and start calculating your taxes for free. Some of them also integrate with leading tax filing software […]

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IRS Explains What Crypto Owners Must Know to File Taxes This Year

IRS Explains What Crypto Owners Must Know to File Taxes This YearKicking off this year’s tax filing season, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has published important tips for crypto owners to properly file their tax returns. This is the first time a cryptocurrency question has been included in the tax form. The IRS expects more than 150 million filers to reveal whether they acquired or […]

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Bitcoin.com Update: Dev Fund Proposal ‘Will Not Go Through’ Without More Agreement

Bitcoin.com Update: Dev Fund Proposal 'Will Not Go Through' Without More AgreementThe BCH infrastructure funding proposal initially announced by Jiang Zhuoer on January 22 will not go through as planned without greater agreement in the Bitcoin Cash community, Bitcoin.com has announced via a read.cash post uploaded today. Also Read: Heated Debate Continues Over Bitcoin Cash Infrastructure Funding Plan Bitcoin.com Will Not Support Plan Without Greater Agreement […]

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Spill Your Sats: H&R Block Tells Crypto Customers to Self-Report on Taxes, Even If Imperfectly

Spill Your Sats: H&R Block Tells Crypto Customers to Self-Report on Taxes, Even If ImperfectlyTax season for United States residents is fast approaching, and the IRS wants to know about everyone’s involvement in the crypto space. Thanks to a recently updated income tax form including a question about crypto activity, tax preparation companies like H&R Block are advising filers to be sure to disclose their details. The service maintains […]

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Iran Issues More Than 1,000 Cryptocurrency Mining Licenses

Iran Has Issued More Than 1,000 Licenses for Cryptocurrency MiningThe Iranian government has reportedly issued more than 1,000 licenses for cryptocurrency mining since it began regulating the industry. A number of large mining farms have set up in the country, but high electricity tariffs have kept many small investors away. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — New US Crypto Tax Bill, Central Banks Join Forces […]

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Uzbekistan Prepares Crypto Tax Exemptions, Launches Licensed Exchange

Uzbekistan Prepares Crypto Tax Exemptions, Launches Licensed ExchangeA new presidential decree in Uzbekistan envisages the introduction of tax exemptions for income obtained from operations involving crypto assets. The draft document published recently also incorporates proposals for the establishment of a blockchain valley and licensing regime for cryptocurrency miners. The country has just launched its first licensed crypto exchange. Also read: Uzbekistan to […]

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Crypto Exchange Bithumb Takes Korean Tax Authority to Court Over $69 Million ‘Groundless’ Tax

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Takes Korean Tax Authority to Court Over $69 Million 'Groundless' TaxBithumb, a major crypto exchange in South Korea, has taken the country’s tax authority to court over a “groundless” tax imposed on the exchange. Experts explain that currently there are no grounds to tax crypto transactions in South Korea and existing tax laws do not apply to crypto transactions. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto […]

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Regs Roundup: SEC Actions, Crypto Tax-Free in Korea, India’s National Blockchain Seminar

Regs Roundup: SEC Actions, Crypto Tax-Free in Korea, India's National Blockchain SeminarIn this roundup, we cover several crypto-related actions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the New York regulator’s crypto job posting. We also cover new Chinese laws, South Korea’s tax clarification, India’s blockchain education, the IMF working with the Philippines’ central bank, as well as crypto regulatory developments in Turkey and Qatar. […]

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Government Confirms Crypto Profits Not Taxable in South Korea

Government Confirms Crypto Profits Not Taxable in South KoreaSouth Korea has confirmed that income tax cannot be levied on individual investors’ profits from crypto transactions under the current tax law. The government, however, is reviewing international trends and the approaches of major countries to crypto taxation in an effort to amend the existing Korean tax law to include cryptocurrency. Also read: Regulatory Roundup […]

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South Korea Imposes $69M Tax Obligation on Crypto Exchange Bithumb

South Korea Imposes $69M Tax Obligation on Crypto Exchange BithumbThe National Tax Service of South Korea (NTS) has decided to withhold income tax from Bithumb’s foreign customers. The total tax to be imposed on their transactions amounts to more than 80 billion won (over $69 million), the leading Korean cryptocurrency exchange announced. Also read: Poles Hit With Backdated Tax on Crypto Trades Bithumb to […]

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Lawmakers Want Answers From IRS, Citing Major Issues With Crypto Tax Guidance

Lawmakers Want Answers From IRS, Citing Major Issues With Crypto Tax GuidanceEight lawmakers have sent a letter to the IRS seeking answers to new questions stemming from the latest crypto tax guidance. They pointed out a number of major issues including unwarranted tax liabilities for crypto users who unwillingly receive forked or airdropped coins. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: Crypto ‘Inevitable’ in India, China Rankings, NY Streamlines […]

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Poles Hit With Backdated Tax on Crypto Trades

Poles Surprised With a Tax on Crypto Trades Before July 2018Crypto traders in Poland have been unpleasantly surprised with a controversial tax they thought they wouldn’t have to pay. The Civil Law Transactions Tax (PCC) is applicable to digital asset trades conducted before the introduction of last year’s moratorium on its collection, the Polish tax administration recently clarified. The matter has been discussed on European […]

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Regulatory Roundup: Bitcoin Futures Fund Approved, India’s RBI-Backed Digital Currency

Regulatory Roundup: Bitcoin Futures Fund Approved, India's RBI-Backed Digital CurrencyIn this regulatory roundup, we cover the U.S. SEC approving a bitcoin futures fund, the new IRS tax form targeting crypto owners, and several more steps taken by the U.S. government toward crypto regulation. We also cover India’s central bank digital currency plan, South Korea’s crypto taxation plan, and the European Commission’s announcement regarding stablecoins. […]

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