May 15, 2021

Ukraine is considering a law on taxation of cryptocurrencies

Ukraine is considering a law on taxation of cryptocurrencies

A draft law that will regulate the taxation of transactions with cryptocurrency assets on territory of Ukraine, submitted to the Verkhovna Rada. This was reported by one of the co-authors of the document, the head of the Blockchain4Ukraine inter-factional association, Alexey Zhmerenetsky.

The document enshrines in the legislative fieldthe terms “virtual asset”, “cryptoactive”, “operation with crypto assets”, “distributed registry”, “token” and “token-asset”. In particular, a virtual asset is defined as property and is divided into crypto assets (without the right to demand) and token assets (with the right to demand).

“The object of taxation is profit fromoperations with crypto assets, which is defined as the positive difference between the income received from the sale of crypto assets and the costs associated with their acquisition and / or mining ”, - the text of the bill says.

The financial result for operations with crypto assets is determined separately from the financial result for other activities of the taxpayer.

For individuals, income from operations with crypto assets is taxed at a rate of 5%. So far, the personal income tax rate for individuals in Ukraine is 18%.

In this case, the sale of crypto assets will not be subject to value added tax.

The rate on cryptocurrency transactions for legal entities remains at the level of 18%.

Recall that in early November, deputies of the Verkhovna Radaadopted in the first reading a draft law on the implementation of FATF standards to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism, which will be further applied, including in the regulation of the cryptocurrency market.