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Cryptocurrency Income Taxed at Over 30% by Indian Parliament Member

When it comes to taxing cryptocurrency, a member of India’s parliament has called for a higher tax rate than 30 percent. According to him, the whole amount of all cryptocurrency transactions should have goods and services tax (GST) applied to it.

India’s Member of Parliament Plans on Taxing Cryptocurrency Earnings at a 30%

The upper house of the Indian parliament, Rajya Sabha, is currently debating India’s planned Finance Bill 2022, which includes a 30 percent tax on crypto-derived revenue. On 28th March, parliamentarian Sushil Kumar Modi allegedly requested a hike from 30 percent to 40 percent in the taxation rate on bitcoin revenue. Please think about increasing this tax from 30 percent to 40 percent in the days ahead. I’d like it if the finance minister could think about this shortly.

An Indian member of Parliament, Modi, claimed that cryptocurrencies are neither a product nor an asset nor even goods or services. He went on to say that, unlike stocks, which corporations support, cryptocurrency is gambling. Who is behind cryptocurrency? he inquired further.

The parliamentarian went on to say that the 18 percent GST applies to cryptocurrency service providers like exchanges and that this should be enhanced. Modi stated: Lotteries, casino bets, gambling, and horseback riding are all examples of cryptocurrencies. These operations are subject to a 28 percent goods and services tax on the entire transaction value. The goods and services tax council should consider charging tax on the total valuation of transactions in cryptocurrency, so I was hoping you could do that.

Modi’s Claim on Cryptocurrency Valuation

According to Modi, no one understands the valuation of cryptocurrency, and he emphasized that investors are drawn to spectacular returns. Modi went on to list instances of states that have implemented more outstanding cryptocurrency taxes. According to him, Japan imposes a 55 percent tax, while Australia, Germany, and France levy up to 45 percent.

According to a member of parliament, $8B worth of cryptos are likely to leave the nation before 1st April, when the state’s cryptocurrency exchanges will be closed. In addition to the 30 percent tax on cryptocurrency profits, Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has suggested a 1 percent TDS on all cryptocurrency transactions. 

The 1 percent tax deducted at source would be implemented on 1st July, whereas the 30 percent income tax would be implemented on 1st April. A member of the Indian parliament has expressed concern about implementing a 1 percent tax deducted at source on all cryptocurrency transactions.

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