TAXATION OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES

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TAXATION OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES

TAXATION OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES

CryptoCurrencies now a days very popular after many countries now decided to regulate it and number of companies in India also providing exchange and wallet services (although not yet regulated).  However, people are doing trading as well as investment in cryptocurrencies. And these people should also be aware about taxation of cryptocurrencies.

There are also lot of professionals who are working as freelancer or software developer or marketer for cryptocurrencies exchanges and cryptocurrencies companies in India and outside India. 

 

GST on Professional Consultancy provided to Crypto Currencies Exchanges and Channel Partner

Mr. A providing Export Services (Marketing &

Consulting services to Mr. Y )

IGST is applicable @18%

But will be exempted on application of LUT

Mr. A providing Domestic

Services (Marketing &

Consulting services to Mr. Y )

GST is applicable @18%

 

 

Mr. A – is Professional and providing consultancy related to Crypto currencies IPO and marketing. Mr. X is Crypto Exchange situated outside India and mining Crypto Currency. Mr. Y is Crypto Exchange Channel Partner situated in India and providing Wallet and trading services in India.

 

 

 



 

 

Crypto Currencies held as an Investment:  If Crypto Currencies are held for Investment Purpose & later on these assets are transferred for real currencies & any gain that will arise from such transfer will be considered as Long term Capital gain or short term Capital gain depending upon the holding period of such Crypto coin. 

Here is an example for better understanding:-

Mr. A bought a Bitcoin for Investment purpose

 

 

INR value 1 Bitcoin (BTC) at the time of purchase

Rs. 30,00,000

Bitcoin Purchased 

1

INR value 1 Bitcoin (BTC) at the time of Sale

Rs. 52,00,000

Capital Gain

Rs. 22,00,000

 

Now,  if Mr. X Held this BTC for more than 36 months then the Gain at the time of Sale was Rs. 22,00,000 then it will be Long term Capital gain & it will be taxed at @20%.

 

If Mr. X Held this BTC for less than 36 months then the Gain at the time of Sale was Rs. 22,00,000 then it will be short-term Capital gain & it will be taxed according to the applicable slab rates.

 

Crypto held as Stock in Trade: Any income arising from the business in which Crypto is held as stock & the Gains from the trading/transferring it will be taxed at applicable Slab rates.

 

Crypto Currencies received as a Consideration on Sale of Goods & services: these digital currencies if received by a business as consideration for sale shall be treated on Par with receipt of money. It will be considered as income out of business in the hands of the receiver. & will be taxed as per applicable tax rates.

 

 

 

 

Required Registration :

 

Type of Registration

Proprietorship Reg

Private Limited Co.

Limited Liability Partnership

Liability

Unlimited Liability

Limited Liability

Limited Liability

Tax Rate

Normal Slab Rate from 5% to 30%

22% to 25%

30%

Start-up Registration

Not Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

Compliance

Easy Compliance

ROC and Annual Audit Compliance

ROC Compliance

No. of Person Req.

Only One Person

Minimum Two person

Minimum Two Person

Registration

a)MSME Registration

b)Shop & Establishment

c)GST Registration

a)Private Limited Reg.

b)MSME Registration

c)Shop & Establishment

d)GST Registration

a)LLP Registration

b)MSME Registration

c)Shop & Establishment

d)GST Registration

 

 

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