Spain's new bill proposal complicates crypto for citizens

Spain's new bill proposal complicates crypto for citizens


Awaiting parliamentary approval in Spain, a fresh bill draft intends to cut out illegal tax dealings, as first reported by Cointelegraph’s Spanish branch. This could mean smaller business transactions as well as mandatory crypto-asset reporting, even for assets held or transacted internationally.

The “Draft Law on Measures to Prevent and Combat Tax Fraud” recently received the green light from the Spanish Council of Ministers, Spain’s central governing entity, according to an Oct. 13 briefing from the country’s minister of finance, María Jesús Montero.

When cryptocurrency began to take more of a global spotlight in 2017, some countries began to step up their tax overwatch measures in an attempt to corral their share of any relevant profits made via the industry. Spain’s fresh bill draft requires the nation’s citizens to report any digital asset usage or holdings, even if such usage includes assets held or transacted outside of Spain.

The bill also bans all cash business transactions higher than 1,000

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