VAT news tagged as "Digital currency"

India

India to levy 18% GST on bitcoin Jul 2018

May 23rd, 2018

India’s Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs is considering a proposal to make digital currency trading subject to Goods and Services Tax at 18%. The new liability may fall due from 1 July 2018. In this case, India would be classifying cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, as a physical asset rather than as a currency for …


Thailand

Thailand levies VAT on bitcoin

March 20th, 2018

Thailand’s Cabinet has moved to levy 7% VAT on digital currency (e.g. bitcoin) transactions. This is aimed at curbing money laundering and tax evasion. The Council of State will have to ratify the widening of the tax net. Over the past three years, the EU, South Korea and Japan have exempted from such consumption taxes. Trading …


Israel

Israel scraps VAT on Bitcoin

December 10th, 2017

Israel is considering becoming the latest country to exempt sales of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies from VAT.  Instead, profits from dealing in the digital currencies will be liable to Capital Gains Tax or Corporate Income Tax. Israel has until now categorised digital currencies as a financial asset, and not a currency, thus making trading liable to indirect …