18 percent Retroactive Tax On Crypto Trading Mining By Indian Government

Cryptocurrency trading and even mining are being considered to impose a type of consumption tax by the government of India reportedly. Demanding payments for past actions, the most grievous part of this proposal is that it may also be retroactive measure.

Sales tax on Crypto

Currently developing a proposal to impose an 18 percent tax on cryptocurrencies is the Indian Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs. The Goods and Services Tax (GST( Council will consider the proposal once it will finalize, “people with direct knowledge of the matter” according to Bloomberg and reported by NewsBitcoin.com.

Those facilitating transaction like supply, transfer, storage, accounting, among others, will be treated as services; based on the transaction value in rupees or equivalent of any freely convertible foreign currency, value of cryptocurrency may be determined; the transaction would be treated as supply of software and the buyer’s location will be the place of supply, if buyers and sellers are in India. The location of the registered person will be the place of supply, for transfer and sale. Furthermore, purchase or sale of cryptocurrency should be considered as a supply of goods. Nevertheless, the location of the supplier would be considered as the place of supply, for sale to non-registered persons. Import and export of goods would be considered, for transaction beyond the Indian territory will be liable for integrated GST.
Indian miners will have to pay taxes on any fees and rewards make as well as mining will be categorized as a supply of service, according to the proposal, as reported by NewsBitcoin.com. Furthermore, GST registration will be needed for cryptocurrency exchanges, wallet providers and some miners (those making over Rs 20 lakh)

As a measure to streamline the tax code, many former indirect taxes levied by the central and state governments have been replaced by India’s GST, which came into effect on 1st July 2017. According to the same anonymous sources cited above, since the start of the GST system, the Indian government is now considering that the tax on crypto will be applied retroactively. Assuming it will be decided on in a couple of months, the true meaning of this is that individuals will have to pay for actions they took about a year or so, prior to the introduction of the policy by the Indian government respectively.

The retroactive aspect of it is most likely to be challenged by traders and exchanges in the court if this tax proposal will be accepted. In response to the ban on banks in dealing with crypto business, these firms have taken the matter to the supreme court.


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