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Thailand Suspends Its 15% Crypto Capital Gains Tax After Backlash

Thailand suspends ts 15% crypto capital gains taxed after getting heavy backlash from the public for wanting to tighten oversight of crypto trading after seeing enhanced market growth so let’s read further in our latest cryptocurrency news. Thailand suspends the implementation of the 15% crypto capital gains tax for now and the proposal was presented […]

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Thailand Suspends Its 15% Crypto Capital Gains Tax After Backlash

Thailand suspends ts 15% crypto capital gains taxed after getting heavy backlash from the public for wanting to tighten oversight of crypto trading after seeing enhanced market growth so let’s read further in our latest cryptocurrency news.
Thailand suspends the implementation of the 15% crypto capital gains tax for now and the proposal was presented earlier this year but it triggered a lot of opposition and it seems that some sort of crypto tax will still be implemented after all. Thailand will not proceed with its 15% crypto tax plan after the traders expressed strong opposition. On income taxes, the tax officials said that the earned profits from crypto trading or mining are taxable as capital gains. The Revenue Department of the country intended to tighten oversight of crypto trading after seeing a dramatic increase in the size of the market in 2021. However, the industry stakeholders issued dire warnings of taxation that could stifle the future development of teh nascent sector.
The Thai Finance Ministry announced its intention to tax the market but it was considered very hard to impose in practice. For example, it was not clear if the taxes will be levied on a yearly report or whether the government will force exchanges to deduct them from the source. Last week, the Bank of Thailand and the Securities and Exchange Commission said they will provide regulators for digital assets that don’t endanger the financial system. In terms of crypto regulation, the governments are focusing a lot on taxation and investor protection as well as anti-money laundering. Because of DEFI and NFT, the asset class experienced a huge expansion in terms of adoption in recent years.

A few nations like South Korea, also considered how to tax the crypto market and after a long debate, the country again ended up delaying its crypto tax plan until 2023.
As recently reported, While the tourism industry in the country hopes for faster growth of the crypto space in order to boost its revival, the government, and the central bank maintained a rigid stance marked by heavy crackdowns. Most of the exchanges in Thailand are either operated by leading banks or wealthy people and its oldest Siam Commerical Bank bought a 51% stake in the country’s biggest asset exchange Bitkub back in 2021.

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