Posted 12 ноября 2020,, 07:09

Published 12 ноября 2020,, 07:09

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Owners of the undeclared cryptocurrency will be imprisoned

Owners of the undeclared cryptocurrency will be imprisoned

12 ноября 2020, 07:09
The Ministry of Finance has developed amendments on digital financial assets, according to which undeclared cryptocurrency will provide for imprisonment for up to three years. Experts consider the measure to be excessive.

If the owners of digital currencies do not report at least twice in three years to the tax service on transactions with this type of assets in the amount of 45 million rubles and more, they can be imprisoned, follows from the amendments to the Criminal and Criminal Procedure Code of Russia, which were prepared by the Ministry of Finance , RBC reports.

In addition, the department has developed amendments to the Tax Code, "anti-money laundering" legislation in the Code of Administrative Offenses regarding the regulation of digital currencies and digital financial assets (CFA).

Now the owners of digital currency will have to report to the tax authorities on the receipt of such an asset, transactions with digital currency and its balances in the crypto wallet (if the amount of transactions exceeds 600 thousand rubles per year). Also, crypto exchangers and miners will send data on transactions with digital currencies to Rosfinmonitoring.

- Compliance with these recommendations will reduce the number of transactions related to money laundering, obtained by criminal means, - believe in the Ministry of Finance.

We will remind that earlier Russian officials were obliged to declare their cryptocurrency.

Note that the law on cryptocurrency adopted in July allows transactions with it. In September, the Ministry of Finance prepared amendments that regulate its circulation.

By the way, the first loan secured by cryptocurrency was issued in Russia. It was received by businessman Mikhail Uspensky. If the price of the cryptocurrency rises over the loan term, then the entrepreneur will be able to cover not only bank interest, but also make money on it, the technical director of the international cryptoexchange CEX.IO Dmitry Volkov assessed the deal.