Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented India's 2023–2024 budget to Parliament on Wednesday.
In the most recent financial year, India introduced crypto taxes, making its cryptocurrency trading taxation one of the harshest in the world.
The budget for 2023 was presented to the Parliament on Wednesday by Nirmala Sitharaman, the finance minister of India. Plans or tax breaks for the trade of cryptocurrencies and other Virtual Digital Assets (VDA) in the nation were not mentioned. The crypto community had high aspirations for a bright future, but there are currently few signs that crypto taxes will be reduced. The national financial registry will be introduced throughout the nation, the administration declared.
India now has one of the worst taxation policies in the world for trading cryptocurrencies thanks to the introduction of crypto taxes in the most recent financial year. The country's highest tax rate of 30% is applied on virtual digital assets (VDA), which are what cryptocurrency assets are categorised as. This bracket is the same as the 30% tax imposed on the nation's gambling industry. In addition to the high tax, VDA trading over Rs 10,000 is subject to a 1% tax deducted at source (TDS).
The administration of the nation emphasised the necessity for uniform crypto regulation in the Economic Survey of India 2023. The involvement of cryptocurrency asset exchanges, wallet providers, and conglomerates in the overall crypto ecosystem was acknowledged by the government.