Taxes: vagueness reigns around the taxation of cryptocurrency gains

Thousands of Belgians have invested in bitcoins, ripple or ether. How are earnings related to these virtual currencies taxed? No specific tax regime exists in Belgium. It is therefore necessary to manage with the general rules in place. Which is sometimes not obvious.

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Dn the offices of tax lawyers and tax advisers, requests from individuals have been pouring in in recent weeks. And for good reason, the taxation of income (sometimes substantial) from cryptocurrencies includes several gray areas. In the absence of a specific regime, circular or clear texts on the matter, it is a question of transposing the rules which concern movable income in general to this type of asset, which is nevertheless very specific.

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