- Crypto Players are hoping for a decision from the Indian Finance Minister on the union budget.
- The government could also implement a tax strategy on crypto from income tax and GST.
- The reports suggest that Indian Crypto investment can reach $241 million by 2030.
Amid the Indian Government delaying the decision on the crypto regulations and strategy, many crypto players and entrepreneurs are hoping for words from Nirmala Sitharaman on the 1st Feb 2022 Union budget.
At present, there is no legal advisory or law for crypto in the public domain to run and regulate crypto operations in India. Owing to this, Crypto exchanges and firms are working freely in the country. Still, from time to time, many government officials appear to flaunt the crypto ban, which threatens crypto investors and firms.
Now Crypto innovators and advocates are expecting from this budget that the government can possibly reveal the strategy regarding crypto offerings in the country.
On the basis of the Commodity, services, security, and assets category, the ratio of taxes will be settled. Also, it will determine on the basis of Income-tax and GST. If the GST will implement on the crypto then it will be treated as a service with 18% GST.
“Most of the uncertainties relating to tax treatment will be resolved once cryptocurrencies are defined in law to end any speculations regarding its legal character,” he added.
As per the recent report from Nasscom and WazirX, the Cryptocurrency market is growing in a surprising manner and it is expected that it will touch $241 million by 2030.
Amit Singhania, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas said “the Finance Bill will address existing ambiguities around crypto-taxation by introducing more formal and definitive provisions for taxation of income from crypto-currencies.”
Last year, rumors were spread that the government might pass a cryptocurrency bill in the Winter session. But at the end of the winter session, there was no bill presented by the government.