In 2022, Kazakhstan’s Crypto Drilling Taxes Totaled $7 Million

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The control of drilling activities resulted in thousands of currencies in electricity fees paid by cryptocurrency miners last year. According to local media sources, Kazakhstan’s government acquired 3.07B tenges (around $7M) in payments of tax from cryptocurrency mining companies in 2022 as a result of the application of a revised regulation governing the financial cost of mining currencies.

As per, preliminary government information for 2023, the number of mining charges collected as of April 27 was 240M tenges or more than $541,000 as of this writing. 

Kazakhstan Government Establishes New Laws To End Tax Evasion

Kazakhstan is one of the top countries in the world that trades in Bitcoin. As per data from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the Asian nation provided 14.21% of the overall Bitcoin rate as of January 2022, trailing only the US (36.84%) along with China (22.11%).

On 1st January 2022, the nation enacted tariffs on cryptocurrency mining based on the amount of electricity used by mining companies. According to reports, the ban went into effect as public resentment over cryptocurrency miners’ untaxed use of the power infrastructure grew. In light of increasingly stringent restrictions around the world, the modified laws were also seen as a viable option for future adoption.

During the bull market of 2021, a flurry of multinational mining companies was located back in Kazakhstan, complicating the already tense connections between the nation and miners. According to some estimates, above 87,849 drilling rigs were transported to the region by 2021 November as a result of China’s clampdown on mining operations. The government has revealed plans to enact new crypto legislation to stop tax evasion and illegal business practices. Few of the measures would force secured digital asset issuers to obtain government approval, while the other would mandate that miners sell a minimum of 75% of the cryptocurrency they produce through authorized exchanges. The action is anticipated to lessen tax avoidance.