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Pro-XRP Lawyer’s Vital Advice For Digital Currency Traders

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Jeremy Hogan, a respected lawyer in crypto, particularly the XRP community, recently shed light on the tax implications for crypto investors. In a recent post on X (formerly Twitter), Hogan highlighted the need for investors to understand the nuances of tax laws, particularly the contrast between short and long-term capital gains taxes.

Hogan’s guidance centers on a prevalent practice among crypto holders: the short-term reallocation of funds from one digital asset to another, including moves from XRP to alternative digital currency. He highlights the potential tax implications of such strategies, emphasizing how they could unintentionally result in increased tax burdens.

According to Hogan, engaging in activities like selling XRP only to buy it back later might interfere with eligibility for more favorable long-term capital gains tax rates.

Instead, investors might face the steeper rates that apply to short-term capital gains. Hogan particularly noted:

Holding a token for over one year vs. less than a year can mean the difference between paying 15% or 30% to taxes.

US Tax Implications In Crypto Trading

Notably, the tax implications for crypto trading can significantly impact investment returns. In the US, crypto investors generally face two types of taxes: capital gains and income tax.

Capital gains tax is applied to the profit made from selling digital currency that has increased in value. This tax is categorized into short-term or long-term, depending on how long the asset was held before selling.

Short-term capital gains are taxed as ordinary income, while long-term gains on assets held for more than a year benefit from lower tax rates.

Income tax, on the other hand, applies to digital currency earned through staking, mining or as payment for goods and services. These earnings are taxed as regular income at the taxpayer’s applicable rate.

Global Perspectives On Crypto Taxation

Crypto taxation varies significantly worldwide, with some countries adopting more stringent policies than others. India, for instance, has one of the more stringent digital currency tax regimes.

Crypto investors in India are subject to a 30% tax on profits from cryptocurrency transactions. A 1% tax deducted at source (TDS) is also imposed on all asset sales.

In a Bloomberg interview, WazirX’s CEO, Nischal Shetty, expressed his view that India’s strict stance on crypto taxation is unlikely to ease in the next couple of years. In contrast, other countries offer more favorable tax environments for digital currency transactions.

According to Token Tax, nations such as Belarus, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, El Salvador, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Malta, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates do not impose taxes on cryptocurrency, allowing for tax-free trading, mining, and purchasing.

XRP price chart on TradingView amid crypto tax advice by pro-xrp lawyer
XRP price is moving sideways on the 4-hour chart. Source: XRP/USDT on TradingView.com

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