Germany recognizes Bitcoin as a “private money,” subject to capital gains tax

“In response to a query by a member of parliament, the German Finance Ministry has declared that it accepts bitcoins as a ‘unit of account.’ The Ministry added that bitcoins are a sort of ‘private money’ and that mining bitcoins constitutes ‘private money creation.’ The Ministry also clarified that if a German taxpayer holds bitcoins for more than a year, then she is exempt from paying the 25 percent capital gains tax. Such a tax would ordinarily be paid after profiting from the sale of a stock, bond, or other security. A taxpayer would be expected to declare them as part of her assets and income as part of her annual tax return.”

About The Freedom Watch Staff
News before it is news for the resistance from a trusted correspondent. The Freedom Watch Network

Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.