Japan Wants To Tax NFT Sales And Crypto Gaming – Cryptonews
The Japanese tax body has signaled an intention to tax non-fungible token (NFT) sales and the profits earned by crypto and blockchain gamers.
In an FAQ-type document released by the National Tax Agency (NTA), the body explained “guidelines” for tax officers dealing with NFT-related “cases” where taxes such as consumption tax (Japan’s equivalent of VAT) should be applied.
The guidelines are not yet enshrined into the Japanese tax code or other laws, but will likely be used by local or central tax authorities and NTA officers until parliament amends the relevant legislation.
The agency advised officers and those wishing to declare their transactions to “confirm” “details of calculation methods” for taxation when making annual tax returns with “experts” and officers specializing in the matter.
But in the case of most secondary-market sales, NFT traders have been advised to make declarations – and pay capital gains tax on their profits.
NFT creators and traders will be able to “deduct expenses” from their declarations, however. But the recipients of NFT giveaways may also have to pay tax on any free tokens th