Kazakhstan to mandate 75% revenue sale from crypto mining for tax purposes


Kazakhstan, one of the biggest Bitcoin (BTC) mining hubs in the world, announced plans to introduce new crypto regulations aimed at reducing tax fraud and unlawful business operations. 

A new law signed by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Feb. 6 reinstated the nation’s stand against the unlawful mining operations and issuance of crypto assets. Out of the two distinct legislations, the first requires the secured digital assets issuers to have the government’s permission.

Moreover, such issuers will be subject to monitoring in accordance with the existing law of the land — “On Combating the Legalization (Laundering) of Proceeds from Crime and the Financing of Terrorism.” The law will enter into force from April 1, 2023.

The second legislation targets unsecured digital assets, typically earned through crypto mining operations. To reduce the possibility of tax evasion, crypto miners in Kazakhstan will require selling at least 75% of their revenue via registered crypto exchanges. This rule, which aims to collect “information on the income of digital miners and…

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