Taxman Crushes The “Giancarlos Party” For Indian Bitcoin Investors

It has been simply yesterday that CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlos turned into a hotly debated topic among the crypto group with his positive comments over the digital currencies and ICOs.

Presently, as a piece of its turn to curb down bitcoin in India, the Indian government is intending to gain from the cryptocurrency investors by imposing tax on them.

A media source cited Sushil Chandra, the chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), saying:

“Those who have earned from bitcoin would have to give tax. Their source of income would also be asked and if they don’t pay tax, action will be taken against them.”

According to him, up to 100,000 such investors have been issued the notices.

With the bitcoin costs continually plunging, the notice issued by CBDT for crypto investors to be prepared to face action on the off chance that there are any concealed earnings from digital currencies added to the frenzy among the Indians.

Today, the bitcoin costs picked up force and regained a great deal of its value by ascending around 25 percent at USD 8,100 in the wake of hitting its three months most reduced at USD 6,000 yesterday. This climb in cost came after the US Senate Committee’s meeting with the Chairmans of SEC and CFTC. Christopher Giancarlos, SEC chief affirmed in the support of bitcoin among different digital currencies and requested that the Congress think about the enthusiasm of youth investors.

A month ago it has been uncovered that about $3.5 billion worth of transactions have occurred more than 17 months period. It has been assessed that 2 lakh investors are to be added each month to the Indian digital currency industry. With the high earning capability of this market, now the taxman additionally needs a bit of it.

As indicated by Sushil Chandra, the IT division has issued the notice to around one lakh individuals who have invested into bitcoin among different digital currencies but haven’t declared their income tax returns.

This move came only a couple of days after the Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley declared in his Union Budget that digital currencies are not a lawful tender. Likewise, governments over the globe are battling with how precisely to control the crypto trading.

Chandra stated:

“We found out that there is no clarity on investments made by many people which means that they have not declared it properly. We have informed all the DGs (Director Generals of Income Tax) across India, they are issuing notices and so that would be taxed.”


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