May 25, 2022

In Germany, introduced the rules of taxation of transactions with cryptocurrencies

The Federal Ministry of Finance (BaFin) has published a 24-page document that sets out clear rules for taxation profits received from operations with cryptocurrencies andvirtual assets. Tax practices, businesses, and individual taxpayers now have clear guidelines regarding tax requirements for the acquisition, trading, and sale of cryptocurrencies.


Individuals who sell BTC or ETH on12 months after the acquisition, they will not pay tax, even if they receive a profit from the sale. The Secretary of State of the Parliament, Katya Hessel, also answered questions regarding the long-term staking of cryptocurrencies:

“For individuals, the sale of purchased bitcoins andethers are not taxed after a year. The period does not extend to ten years if, for example, bitcoin was previously used for lending or the taxpayer provided ETH for staking for someone else to create their own block.

In the middle of 2021, Germany called on companiesorganizations and individuals to contribute to the tax rules associated with the use of cryptocurrencies, as well as staking and lending protocols. An important point was the clause in the German income tax law. Section 23 states that windfall profits from any asset sold after one year from the date of its acquisition are not taxable.

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In addition, bitcoin miners whobuy newly issued BTC, also get rid of tax payments after a year of ownership. Hessel also indicated that the Federal Ministry of Finance will continue to issue additional instructions on the use and trading of cryptocurrencies.

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