In 2023, Italy will levy a 26% capital gains tax on cryptocurrency earnings. The proposed rule would oblige cryptocurrency holders to declare their crypto possessions and pay 14% tax on them. As per Bloomberg, Italy will start taxing cryptocurrency capital gains at 26% beginning next year. The proposed tax is included in the nation’s 2023 budget proposals. The tax shall only be imposed on earnings exceeding 2,000 Euros.
On January 1, 2023, taxpayers will also be given the choice of reporting the value of their possessions. The tax rate on these filings will be 14%. This is comparable to the new tax legislation that India enacted earlier this year. The Indian government let residents to disclose their assets prior to the implementation of the higher tax rate.
Until now, cryptocurrencies have been subject to much lower Forex tax legislation. The hike in taxes will irritate investors in the nation, whose investment income would suffer. In Italy, over 1.3 million individuals, or 2.3% of the populace, possess cryptocurrencies.
This number is not nearly as high as in certain European countries, but it is evident that the administration wants to apply the regulations as soon as possible. Portugal, a nation where cryptocurrency is very widespread, has also lately slapped a severe tax rate of 28% on cryptocurrency.
Greater monitoring of the cryptocurrency industry in Italy is complemented by a demand for crypto businesses to get permits. Gemini and Nexo have obtained licenses as Virtual Currency Operators in the nation. Earlier this year, Binance, Coinbase, and Crypto.com were all granted permission to function in Italy.
Despite the fact that several exchanges have been approved in Italy, there are concerns surrounding the exchanges’ screening process. This is especially crucial in light of the FTX crash, which has intensified the demand to implement regulations.
Cryptocurrency companies need to present 10 pieces of data to enroll as digital asset service providers. There are a few additional procedures, but overall, the registration procedure is rather straightforward.
As a result, several cryptocurrency exchanges, even small businesses, have been granted permission to run in the nation. With the MiCA statute entering into force in 2024, however, regulatory activities may soon accelerate.