South Korea delayed its plans to tax crypto until 2023 as the lawmakers are seeking support from young voters that want to postpone the virtual asset tax as we can see more today in our latest cryptocurrency news.
South Korea delayed its plans to tax crypto assets until 2023 on the Thursday plenary session. The proposed tax would have levied a 20% on the crypto gains in a one-year period over $2,122 that would have started on January 1st, 2022. Lawmakers from both the opposing and ruling parties are trying to appeal to the voters in their 20s and 30s who are going to be crypto investors and they proposed the tax before the presidential election in March. It usually happens to see more resistance from the industry and investors over the tax plans as Harold Kim from Korea Blockchain Association explained, but it is not common to see the lawmakers and financial authorities in a dispute over the taxes or to get the plan postponed.
Many investors and the KBA director as well, compared the planned tax for crypto gains to the proposed levies on the stocks just to conclude that they are being treated unfairly. Stock investors will pay taxes for gains over $42,450 while crypto investors would pay taxes when they reach $2122 in capital gains. Investors would also carry stock losses for five years but can’t carry over the crypto losses at all. The virtual assets tax will come into effect before the stock gains tax as per the KBA director.
We also reported earlier, The ruling Democratic Party of South Korea aims to delay the upcomign taxation policy of the digital assets and as per the officials, taxing bitcoin and altcoin investors still don’t have proper infrastructure. The Democratic party of South Korea had plenty of objections in regards to the upcoming law which plans to start taxing gains made from crypto investments. As per the reports, they have even passed a new bill that could suspend the legislation which should go into effect in 2022.
South Korea delays the crypto taxation law while the country’s authorities had their own doubts about the upcoming taxation of crypto assets. As per the reports, nearly 54% of them approve South Korea’s plans to slam a 20% tax on gains made from digital asset trading and 38% were against it.
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