A recent study by the Swedish tax company Divly revealed that just 0.53% of cryptocurrency traders worldwide reported taxes on their transactions in the previous year.
The average proportion of people who follow the rules differs among nations. For instance, barely 0.03% of investors in the Philippines have paid taxes, compared to almost 4% of investors in Finland.
The International Trends
To establish what proportion of persons in each country registered their cryptocurrency trades to the proper authorities and paid the appropriate taxes in 2022, Divly looked at 24 different countries. With 4.09% setting their taxes rules, Finnish investors appear to be the tightest. Furthermore, Finland had the highest payment rate in Europe, while Italy’s percentage was the lowest at 0.26%.
The fact that Italians were only required to report their cryptocurrency holdings if the value of their holdings was above €51,645 (about $56,000) may be one factor contributing to the results in the Southern European nation. Certain modifications in that area planned for the 2023 budget could lower the threshold.
With a payment rate of just 0.03%, the Philippines has the lowest payment rate globally. Locals are subject to a 35% tax by the government, but only if their revenue from trading digital assets surpasses $4,500.
In the USA, which has the most cryptocurrency taxpayers, 1.62% of investors complied with the laws, while Canada, its northern neighbor, recorded 1.65%.
With 2.18%, Japan has the highest tax payment rate in Asia. With 0.65%, Singapore came in second place in the continent.
According to the estimate, roughly 95.5% of bitcoin traders worldwide did not pay their taxes in 2022. But, Divly thinks the statistics might improve once governments enact revised legislation and work to increase enforcement.
Some of the Crypto Tax Heavens
Another study by Coincub found that Germany, the continent’s largest economy, has the best crypto tax regulations. The Ministry of Finance revealed last year that if private persons sell bitcoin or ether after holding the assets for more than a year, they won’t be subject to taxes—previous to such changes, digital currency tax exemptions required ten years of storage.
Switzerland, where laws differ in each canton, came in second, followed by Italy in third. However, most of the Aplean nation’s provinces do not oblige residents to pay taxes on cryptocurrency.
Slovenia and Singapore completed the top 5 rankings. Although inhabitants of both nations are presently exempt from cryptocurrency taxes, Slovenes may soon face a 10% rate.