The Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation is making every effort to legalize cryptocurrencies in the country. For example, it is preparing the law on Digital Assets for the second reading on Verkhivna Rada. On the other hand, it is working on a framework that will allow taxing the income from trading cryptocurrencies.
The largest infrastructure bill in US history has just been sent to the US Senate for consideration. However, the bill requires cryptocurrency miners, marked as "brokers," to pay a huge amount of tax, which Senator Cynthia Lummis and her colleagues questioned and immediately filed an amendment.
Capitol Hill is at the moment heated over the historic $6 trillion budget for 2022 that new US President Joe Biden proposed. Although this would be the highest federal spending since World War II, it could drag more people into the crypto world.
The legality of cryptocurrencies varies from territory to territory. The UK especially leans towards crypto mining and trading as well as blockchain development but will get under the skin of illegal miners.
Tax evasion using cryptocurrencies has increased the world over. Crypto asset spruikers tend to give false info about the income and capital gains tax liabilities so that they can cash in on buyer mania. Several countries are now looking for ways of reducing this vice that has cost the economy a lot.
Due to poverty and stringent economic conditions, hundreds of able Africans seek better employment opportunities in Europe and Asia. However, the high taxes and unfavourable monetary policies of many African countries make home remittance expensive. Migrant workers from the African continent are turning to cryptocurrency to affordably send money home.
Recently, the South Korean Finance Ministry announced imposing a 20% tax on cryptocurrency earnings. Curiously enough, the decision comes a couple of days before the announcement concerning the testing of the digital won. Is this a way to push people away from cryptos?