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Budget 2022: How will the government tax crypto-related income?

The Indian crypto community is keenly awaiting tax measures on crypto-related income in the Budget 2022 which, is set to unveil on February 1. According to reports, the government is seeking advice from various taxation experts on this matter. While the much-awaited cryptocurrency bill, which was to be presented in Parliament during the winter session in 2021, has been delayed, the Centre is seeking to define taxation of incomes earned by trading or investing in cryptocurrencies. Reportedly, the Centre is mulling whether income from crypto-related activities can be treated as business income or capital gains. The bill treats cryptocurrencies as a commodity and proposes to segregate virtual currencies on a use-case basis. Read details here.