South Korea proposed a 20% tax on gains generated by crypto trades

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  • South Korea has proposed a bill to introduce a tax on profits created by crypto tradings
  • The resident building gains of more than 2.5 million won will have to pay 20% of tax
  • The government has delayed the implementation of the new tax proposal until next year

On Wednesday, the South Korean government passed a bill to introduce a tax on gains from crypto trading. According to news-outlet Asia Today, observing the legislative notice, lasting till 21st January, the bill’s amendment seems to enact in the next month. However, the information also revealed that the taxations would only be imposed on cryptos in 2023. 

What are the new tax rules on crypto trading?

According to the proposal, South Korea would introduce a variety of additional taxes on the capital gains, which are created from the stock market transactions. However, the proposal mentioned that individuals creating an annual gain of more than 2.5 million won ($23,000) from crypto tradings will be imposed for 20% tax regarding the crypto holders. Indeed, the minimum threshold for cryptos is too high compared to the same for stocks, where only profits over 50 million won ($46,000) will be taxed. 

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For digital currencies acquired by the residents before the tax schedule begins, the tax authority will consider the highest of the actual acquired price, or the market price just before the taxation schedule begins.

Last year the proposal was delayed several times

Last year, the recent proposal was expected and postponed several times. With the influence of the local advocates of virtual currencies, the government has delayed the implementation till the next year. However, though the authority is accommodating further delays, this time has marked the date in stone. Indeed, the delay shows that the government has addressed the doubts raised by the local crypto exchanges, politicians, and advocates. 

According to a Democratic Party’s employment wing member, it is significant to observe the crypto industry’s entire infrastructure and readiness. Additionally, the member highlighted that the nation’s young residents could react with greatness, which is good to implement quickly. However, to secure a considerable degree of sympathy, it is significant to calmly take on the system.

The significant destination for crypto exchanges

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South Korea has always been an essential destination for several leading digital assets exchanges around the world. Recently the nation has announced several blockchain-based initiatives for the future to disrupt the fields of digital identity like KYC and blockchain voting through such immersive technology. On the other hand, the government has adopted a firm stance for certain crypto classes, which forces several local exchanges to delist anonymous tokens.

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Ahtesham Anis
Ahtesham Anis is a Computer Science undergrad student currently based out of India. Coming from the business background and his keen interest in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology is what Ahtesham brings to the table. He is always an eager learner when it comes to exploring the new technologies and topics in the crypto world.

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