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Italy Mulls 26% Crypto Gains Tax as Binance, Gemini Set Up Shop
The move follows a similar tax announcement from Portugal, which announced a hefty 28% tax on crypto gains in October.
Italy looks set to become the latest European country to cash in on crypto businesses moving into the region, with a plan to tax digital trading.
In a proposal bundled in with the country’s 2023 budget, a 26% tax would be imposed on capital gains larger than €2,000 ($2,062) made from trading crypto.
Previously, crypto has been treated in the same way as a foreign currency would be by Italy’s tax regime.
It comes after several global crypto businesses have prioritized expansion in Europe this year.
Bitpanda recently landed an operating license in Germany, adding to its list of places where it is registered, which includes Italy.
Meanwhile, Binance has registered as a digital asset provider in France, Italy, and Spain.
Gemini last month added five countries to its European presence, announcing yesterday that it had also secured regulatory approval in Italy and Greece.
Portugal has already announced a similar tax of 28% on profits made from selling digital assets that are held for less than a year, although crypto, which is held longer-term, can be tax-free.
Part of the Italian government’s plans would let crypto investors declare their holdings as of January 1, 2022, and get a lower rate of 14%.