December 12, 2019 by Xavier
In the Face of the frantic pace by which develops the industry of crypto-currencies, South Korea is doing its best to adapt to this evolution. Thus, the south Korean government currently focuses to fully integrate the industry Blockchain in the economy of the countries providing tax revenues.
A decision that deserves more precision
This new tax will be particularly the capital gains on transactions in crypto-currencies.
According to government sources, the ministry of Economy and Finance of the country would be already in the process of studying the necessary amendments to the legislation pertaining to it to be able to introduce these measures for the first half of next year.
The implementation of these fees would be effective soon, and this, independently of the adoption of the draft law on the trade of crypto-currencies studied currently in the national Assembly.
However, the approaches of the government should be based on a concept more clear about the crypto-currencies in order to clarify its interventions in the sector.
Among the issues to be resolved is the question of whether the gains related to crypto-currencies should be regarded as similar to the gains made in the stock market transactions, or rather in those of real estate transactions.
The government should also have access to records of trading on the exchange sites of crypto-currencies in order to facilitate the taxation of the crypto-industry.
A tax that is becoming more prevalent across other countries
As a reminder, South Korea is not the first country to bring the industry of crypto-currencies for the benefit of the funds of the State.
Not later than the last month, the Ukrainian government had proposed a bill to tax the winnings collected on the activities related to crypto-currencies.
If this bill is voted on by majority at the Ukrainian Parliament, the country provides a tax with a rate of 5% gains in crypto-currencies for the first five years before it is aligned with the standard rate of 18%, from this period.
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