Germany Declares Crypto Gains Tax-Free After 1 Year — Even if Used for Staking, Lending

Germany Declares Crypto Gains Tax-Free After 1 Year — Even if Used for Staking, Lending


The German Ministry of Finance has published a letter officially confirming that the sale of crypto assets is tax-free after one year even if the coins are used for staking and lending.

How Crypto Gains Are Taxed in Germany

The German Ministry of Finance announced Wednesday that it has published a letter on the income taxation of cryptocurrency, stating:

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This is the first time that there is a nationwide uniform administrative instruction on the subject.

The finance ministry detailed that in a hearing that took place last year, one of the most intensely discussed questions was whether the tax-free holding period for crypto lending and staking should be a minimum of 10 years.

The ministry noted that in coordination with federated states:

The letter now

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