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Unrealized Crypto Gains Exempted from 30% Corporate Tax in Japan

Unrealized Crypto Gains Exempted from 30% Corporate Tax in Japan

The new tax changes are set to facilitate the business operations of companies that issue tokens.

In a significant move towards favorable crypto regulation, Japan is now exempting token issuers from paying corporate tax on cryptocurrency gains that are yet to be realized.

The National Tax Agency, in a law revision enacted on June 20th, has implicated this shift, a full six months after the Japanese government gave the green light to a proposal aimed at eradicating tax obligations on crypto paper gains for crypto companies.

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Crypto-based firms in Japan previously were mandated to pay taxes on the so-called "paper" gains from tokens they had issued and retained. This obligation to pay 30% corporate tax on unrealized profits existed before this revolutionary law change.

The law has been designed to ease the business operations of companies that issue tokens, thus, creating a more conducive environment for their operations.

Tax reform for 2023 sparked discussions about new crypto tax rules amongst Japanese legislators as early as August last year. However, it was not until last week that the tax authority gave its final approval to the new rules.

Simultaneously, there has been a tidal wave of change sweeping over Japan's cryptocurrency industry.

Starting June 1st, the nation implemented more stringent Anti-Money Laundering (AML) measures, aiming to trace cryptocurrency transactions more effectively. The move was in response to the need to synchronize Japan's legal framework with the evolving global crypto norms.

As one of the early adopters to recognize cryptocurrency as a private asset form, Japan has some of the most stringent crypto regulations globally. 

In the wake of hacking incidents at Mt. Gox and Coincheck, the country's financial regulator imposed more rigorous rules on cryptocurrency exchanges. It is generally believed that Japan's local regulations have expedited the return of assets to Japanese FTX users post the crypto exchange's global collapse, unlike users from countries with no clear deadline for refunds.

Japan's new tax law for token issuers highlights the country's proactive approach to updating and streamlining cryptocurrency regulation, contributing positively to its vibrant digital economy.

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