Portugal’s Parliament rejects Bitcoin and crypto tax proposals
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At the start of this month, the country’s Minister of Finance Fernando Medina said that the government would begin taxing cryptocurrencies. He also stated that the government would work on the regulatory framework, but he did not provide a time frame for when this would occur.
“Many countries already have systems, many countries are building their models in relation to this subject and we will build our own,” he said.
Notably, the suggestions were put up by the left-leaning parties Bloco de Esquerda and Livre and were both shot down during a voting session for the 2022 budget on May 25, according to a report published in the Portuguese economic weekly ECO .
Mariana Mortágua, a member of parliament with the Bloco de Esquerda who has been extremely outspoken about crypto taxes, blasted the administration for failing to find a mechanism to tax crypto before to the vote.
“Regardless of necessary future crypto regulations, our contribution to put an end to this offshore is to subject crypto assets to the same rate applicable to capital gains on equivalent income,” she said.
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