Russia Has No Plans to Tax Cryptocurrencies

Russian parliament plans to review a bill that legalizes cryptocurrencies this September. According to Elina Sidorenko, the head of the parliament’s working group of cryptocurrencies, the bill, however, does not include provisions as to tax regulation of virtual money.

Japan to End 8% Bitcoin Sales Tax

According to media reports, Japan’s Financial Services Agency, the country’s financial regulator, is weighing on abandoning the 8% sales tax which bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are currently subject to.

Russia’s Tax Service to Use Blockchain to Get Rid of Tax Statements

Russia’s Federal Tax Service (FTS) has stated its intent to use blockchain technology in getting away from statement-based mechanism of working with companies. FTS believes it would significantly simplify the exchange of documents and render an enormous accountancy staff unnecessary along with increasing the system’s overall efficiency.