Category: Taxes

Tax Rules Hit Brazilian Crypto Exchanges, Forcing Trading Platforms Acesso Bitcoin and Latoex Out of Business

Tax Rules Hit Brazilian Crypto Exchanges, Forcing Trading Platforms Acesso Bitcoin and Latoex Out of BusinessTax regulations implemented even before dedicated legislation has been adopted have hit Brazilian cryptocurrency exchanges. Digital asset brokers failing to comply with the new reporting requirements face fines and the stricter rules are hurting smaller platforms, which are shutting down due to dwindling trading volumes. Also read: Tax Agents ‘Confiscate’ Bitcoin From Criminal but Keep […]

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Bitcoin and Doomsday Preppers — Would Crypto Have Any Survival Value If SHTF?

Bitcoin and Doomsday Preppers — Would Crypto Have Any Survival Value If SHTF?As so-called “doomsday prepping” grows in popularity thanks to news of coronavirus lockdown in Chinese cities, red flag gun laws and rampant Fed stimulus in the U.S., preparedness enthusiasts are asking about the viability of bitcoin in a SHTF situation. From cautious, light investor, to vehement denigrator of the “NSA-created surveillance money,” there is no […]

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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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Tax Agents ‘Confiscate’ Bitcoin From Criminal but Keep the Coins in His Wallet

Tax Agents 'Confiscate' Bitcoin From Criminal but Don’t See Problem Keeping It in His WalletThe State Revenue Service of Latvia (SRS) has seized some bitcoins for the first time. The cryptocurrency, allegedly acquired through illegal means, is still being stored in the wallet set up by a criminal. Experts have expressed concerns about the risk of the money disappearing as officials continue to insist only government agencies have access […]

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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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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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6 Bankers Accused of Earning €30M in Bonuses From German Fraud, Tax Lawyer Out on €4M Bail

6 Bankers Accused of Earning €30M in Bonuses From Fraud Scheme in Germany, Tax Lawyer Out on €4M BailFormer bank employees have received bonuses worth millions of euros in an illegal trading scheme that also involved a tax lawyer, prosecutors in Frankfurt revealed this week. The case is part of multiple investigations carried out across Germany, the hardest hit country in a notorious tax fraud scandal known as the Cum-ex Files. Also read: […]

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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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UK Tax Agency to Pay $100K for Blockchain Surveillance Software

UK Tax Agency to Pay $100k for Blockchain Surveillance SoftwareOn January 17, the UK tax agency Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) published a job opportunity for a private contractor to design a cryptocurrency blockchain analysis tool. According to the listing, the contract is for one year and HMRC will pay the contractor $100,000 for software that can “identify and cluster crypto asset transactions.” […]

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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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Harsh Laws Make Bitcoin Holders Consider Renunciation or Dual Citizenship

Harsh Laws Make Bitcoin Holders Consider Renunciation or Dual CitizenshipAs digital currencies become a mainstay in society, a great number of governments have enforced strict tax guidelines, severe money transmission rules, and tough regulations. Because of a few nation-states’ harsh rules against cryptos, there are individuals who plan to renounce their citizenship in order to become stateless. Some people will also attempt to get […]

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Russia’s Supreme Court Recognizes Tokens as Assets Like Money and Property

Russia’s Supreme Court Recognizes Tokens as Assets Like Money and PropertyA phenomenon like bitcoin can gain recognition, including regulatory, in many different and often unexpected ways. Governments that hesitate to accept cryptocurrencies as legal tender, sometimes validate their existence indirectly and even acknowledge they can be used for payments. Taxing crypto incomes and profits is one such example. Russia has just provided another one by […]

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Thomson Reuters Launches Crypto Tax Tool

Thomson Reuters Launches Crypto Tax ToolTax authorities around the world are increasing their focus on crypto transactions and companies are rushing to help investors navigate the unclear regulations. The latest example is Thomson Reuters which has added a new tool for American tax payers to report crypto dealings to the IRS. Also Read: Thomson Reuters Eikon to Display Data on […]

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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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