May 15, 2018
The Government of Thailand has notarized a new digital currency law. It is necessary for investors to pay 15% capital gains tax on their income. As per daily news journal which says Bangkok Post “shared profits or any merits borrowed from the holding of digital token or gaining the transfer of cryptocurrency or digital tokens” is commencing from May 14.
Securities and Exchange Commission
The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued regulations on digital currencies and ICO. SEC has authorities to regulate digital assets to a statute that took effect on Monday. The statute needs sellers and operators of assets to register with SEC within 90 days from the commencement of regulations.
Rapee Sucharitakul, SEC Secretary-General says that Initial offerings of digital tokens are not allowed until the regulations are announced.
The nation’s government is set to pursue a second stage of cryptocurrency associated legislation. It will grow forward and allows Thai prosecutor to snatch crypto funds from suspects which are been charges with serious crimes. Bestowing to Thai law, cryptocurrencies have no legal value and police have no legal right to take over the rules.
Apisak Tantivorawang, Finance Minister states that the finance ministry will foist a 15-percent withholding tax on gains form cryptocurrency trading. The Bank of Thailand is patiently waiting for SEC to impose the rules and announce other regulations before taking an action says Chantavaran Sucharitakul Assistant BOT Governor.
Central Banks of Thailand
Recently, the central bank has asked financial institutions not to convolute in cryptocurrency transactions for the eradicating several problems.
However, the politicians are under the stress to act after a number of high-profile drugs. The carbine cases concerning cryptocurrencies came to a light during the process of forming regulations. In the month of February, the country’s central bank outlawed all of Thailand’s commercial banks for granting their customers to buy digital currencies utilizing credit cards.
Earlier, the Central Bank has declared to find a usage of blockchain technologies. Concurrently, country’s stock market is initiating a plan to begin a blockchain-powered crowdfunding platform.
Well, Thailand’s Government is supporting people for investing in cryptocurrencies and is trying to flourish new regulations on cryptocurrencies. Share your thoughts on Twitter and Telegram.