Tax Agency Starts Checking Crypto Traders in Romania

Authorities in Romania are going after investors who failed to report revenues from crypto trading and pay tax. The offensive is part of efforts to respond to financial trends, the country’s tax body said in a statement, unveiling it was able to identify almost €50 million of undeclared crypto gains. Tax Authority in Romania Verifies Gains From Cryptocurrency Trading Romania’s National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF) announced this week that officials from its department responsible for prevention of tax evasion and fraud have initiated inspections to establish the revenues received…

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Albania to Start Taxing Crypto-Related Income From 2023

Authorities in Albania are finalizing regulations that will allow the taxation of income and profits from cryptocurrency investments. The government intends to begin imposing the levy in 2023, after adopting the necessary legislation which has been proposed for public consultations. Albania Set to Impose Crypto Tax as Early as Next Year The Albanian state should begin collecting taxes on income from crypto assets as of 2023 in accordance with a new income tax bill, the local English-language portal Exit News reported on Friday. The government also hopes to pass a…

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Apartment Sold for Bitcoin in Portugal After New Regulation Allows Property Deals in Crypto

An apartment in Portugal has changed hands, with the buyer paying directly in cryptocurrency in a reported first for the country. The home was purchased for 3 bitcoins without conversion to euros, under a new regulation permitting real estate deals with digital currencies. Buyer Pays With Bitcoin for Apartment in Braga, Portugal A three-room (two-bedroom) apartment in the Portuguese city of Braga has been bought with cryptocurrency without any conversion to fiat money. Local media reports have described the deal as a first in the history of the country’s real…

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Tax expert says buying crypto is not a taxable event

While many refer to crypto as the “Wild West,” some believe that this may only continue for a little longer. Thomas Shea, crypto tax leader at EY Financial Services, told Cointelegraph that taxation for crypto is an evolving area and new regulations may be implemented soon. “There is new legislation that will require reporting for at least some crypto transactions and when those rules go into effect there will be significant changes,” says Shea. The EY executive notes that with the increased popularity of crypto, lawmakers are continuously exploring how…

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Bitcoin Tax Reporting Nightmare 2023

[ad_1] You spend weeks pouring over your transaction history, trying to make sure that your tax return is accurate. Despite your best efforts, you end up getting a warning letter from the IRS saying that you owe thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes. It might sound like a bad dream, but just a couple of years ago, this nightmare scenario actually happened to thousands of cryptocurrency investors. And, because of short-sighted regulations drafted hastily by American politicians, it’s likely to happen again in the near future on a much bigger…

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Indian taxman recovers $6.62M from WazirX for evading tax on commission

[ad_1] Indian crypto exchange WazirX has reportedly paid over $6.6 million (49.2 crore rupees) following non-payment of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on trade commissions. The total recovery includes the pending tax of $5.43 million (40.5 crore rupees), the interest and a penalty for non-payment. Government officials from the Central GST and Central Excise committee (CGST Mumbai Zone) recovered the funds from the crypto exchange after detecting a GST evasion of $5.43 million on the commissions. A typical GST fraud involves creating fake invoices without actually moving the goods between…

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UK digital services tax targets crypto exchanges

[ad_1] A recent update to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) regulations has introduced a digital services tax that will be levied on cryptocurrency exchanges operating in the United Kingdom. Crypto exchanges in the UK will now have to pay a 2% digital services tax according to a Telegraph report. Britain’s tax authority, HMRC, does not recognize digital assets as financial instruments and therefore exchanges are not eligible for financial exemptions. On Nov. 28, the authority included cryptocurrency exchanges under the Treasury’s tech tax. The digital services tax on revenue…

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House passes $1T infrastructure bill with crypto tax for Biden’s approval

[ad_1] The United States House of Representatives passed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, which if signed into law by President Joe Biden, would enforce new provisions in relation to crypto-tax reporting for all citizens. The infrastructure bill was first proposed by the Biden administration aimed at primarily improving the national transport network and internet coverage. However, the bill mandated stringent reporting requirements for the crypto community, requiring all digital asset transactions worth more than $10,000 to be reported to the IRS. As Cointelegraph reported, the bill was first approved…

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Bitcoin Tax Loophole – Bitcoin Magazine: Bitcoin News, Articles, Charts, and Guides

[ad_1] Bitcoin has digitized the transfer of value at the speed of the internet. Yet such technological leaps tend to temporarily overload a bureaucracy’s ability to keep up with regulations, laws and taxation. Currently, the IRS designates bitcoin as “property” rather than currency, and characterizes the sale of bitcoin in terms of capital gains and losses, rather than ordinary income. As such, the “Wash Sale Rule” does not appear to apply to sales of bitcoin. Lacking guidance from the U.S. Department of the Treasury or the IRS to the contrary,…

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Compass Mining Tax Efficient Choice

[ad_1] U.S. clients of Compass mining can now mine bitcoin directly into a Choice Individual Retirement Account without triggering a taxable event, per a press release sent to Bitcoin Magazine. Under the current tax laws, revenue from Bitcoin mining is taxed as income. Currently, miners must also pay capital gains taxes when they are forced to sell some of their bitcoin to cover other tax obligations. Through mining in a Choice account, miners avoid taxes on their bitcoin revenue in the short term and potentially indefinitely, depending on which type…

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