Nelimaldrin Noor is one of the spokespersons of the Indonesian Directorate General of taxes. He said that the authorities consider a tax scheme for all the capital gains generated from the cryptocurrency trades.
In addition, he said that it is essential to know if there is a profit or capital gain generated from the transaction. He also added that profit is an object of income tax.
Noor called all the Indonesian taxpayers who receive gain from the Crypto trades to pay the tax and report it to the government. He also noted that the new Crypto tax scheme has not been implemented and is still under discussion.
Indonesia Commodity Futures Trade Regulatory Agency
Indonesia Commodity Futures Trade Regulatory Agency (Bappebti) was also considering a tax on all cryptocurrency transactions. The tax scheme news came after this report.
The authority reportedly planned to deduct the taxes automatically from the transactions by 13 Crypto exchanges overnight. Moreover, they consider exchanges operating under Bappebti regulatory as a part of a proposal.
According to Bappebti’s executive, officials did not determine the actual tax rate yet. Moreover, these Crypto tax proposals follow years of a blanket ban on payments made in cryptocurrencies. The country’s Central Bank issued a regulation that banned the use of Crypto in payment systems back in 2017. Jurisdictions like Russia and Turkey have also seen similar kinds of crypto bans.