The finance commission in the lower house of France’s parliament supported on Wednesday a budget amendment that envisions lower taxes on cryptocurrency-generated income, Reuters reports. If approved, the proposal will lead to a flat 30% tax for capital gains from Bitcoin trading, putting cryptocurrencies in the same basket as other non-property assets taxed at that rate.
The amendment will become law if the rest of parliament approves the final version of the national budget bill. Should it get the all-clear, the new tax will take effect in January 2019.
At the moment, Bitcoin profits in France are taxed at a rate of 36.2%, and a re...
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