Thailand crypto investor tax burdens are being relaxed from April 2022 until the end of 2023, according to the results of a finance ministry cabinet meeting on Tuesday. 

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Fast facts

  • The cabinet approved tax relief measures, including the exemption of a 7% value-added tax (VAT) on cryptocurrency trades on regulated exchanges, in a bid to promote the crypto industry. 
  • Transfers of Thai central bank digital currency (CBDC) issued by the Bank of Thailand are also exempted from VAT.
  • Investors can offset annual losses against crypto profits on government-approved exchanges for tax calculations. 
  • Earlier this year, the Thai government axed 15% withholding tax plans on cryptocurrency transactions following public backlash. 
  • The Bank of Thailand’s retail CBDC project is scheduled to enter pilot stages later this year. 

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