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Singapore is Determined To Tax NFT Transactions And Holders


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Singapore is looking to tax NFT Transactions And Holders.

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Singapore has announced that the country will start taxing incomes generated through the sale of NFTs. This was reportedly the government’s stance as reported by the country’s finance minister,  Lawrence Wong, who made the revelation on Friday.

He, however, said that the government has no plans to impose a capital gain tax on NFTs and cryptocurrencies. This is because no such regime exists in the country’s statute books.

The Business Times reported that the announcement by Wong has once again accentuated this in a country where the highest income earners pay just 22% in taxes. This is unlike the Philippines and Indonesia, with 35% and 45% respectively.

Crypto And Blockchain Hub in Asia

Singapore’s tax regime is among the lowest in Asia. The country is also a hub for blockchain startups, probably due to its support for the industry and favorable taxation system. When China’s policy towards cryptocurrencies became belligerent, most crypto exchanges moved to Singapore. Huobi, a top exchange in China, is now headquartered in Singapore.

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In the United States, crypto holders are subjected to capital gain taxes and income taxes. Crypto holders usually need advisory services from tax consultants to determine what they’re expected to pay.

Even though Singapore has proposed to raise taxes for the highest earners in the country, it is still considered a haven for crypto holders, especially those that hold substantial amounts in crypto assets. As expected, the government has a high proportion of digital currency holders.

NFTs have gained widespread appeal, not just among art lovers but collectors who trade them. According to data from Statista, 15.8% of the population holds cryptocurrencies. This is higher than the global average, which the report states are 15.5%.

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Ammara Mubin is a cryptocurrency reporter and trader with vast experience in the industry. Mubin has written several news stories related to the crypto industry, including non-fungible tokens (NFTs), decentralized finance (DeFi), fundraising, mining, etc. Her major focus is covering regulatory events that are capable of shaping the entire crypto ecosystem.

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