Donated or Inherited Virtual Assets to Be Taxed by South Korea’s NTS

Starting in the year 2022, donated or inherited virtual assets will be assessed and taxed accordingly, South Korea’s National Tax Service has said. Dunamu, Bithumb Korea, Korbit, and Coinone are the new virtual asset service providers (VASPs) tasked with evaluating digital assets for such tax purposes.

Virtual Asset Service Providers Tasked With Evaluating Crypto Gifts

South Korea’s National Tax Service (NTS) recently announced that starting in 2022, digital assets that are inherited or donated will be taxed, a report has said. It added that such digital assets will be taxed at the average amount for each month before and after the date of commencement of inheritance or the date of donation.

In a KBS report explaining the upcoming changes, the tax body also revealed the virtual asset service providers (VASPs) that are tasked with evaluating the property that is being inherited or donated. According to the report, these VASPs include Dunamu, Bithumb Korea, Korbit, and Coinone.

Obtaining the Daily Average Price

Meanwhile, the NTS is quoted in the report explaining how the process of evaluating gifted or inherited virtual assets is done.

We plan to evaluate virtual assets traded on other exchanges at a value that is reasonably recognized, such as the daily average price of the trading day announced by the business operator or the market price announced at closing.

In terms of taxpayers calculating the average monthly price, the report said an average daily price of virtual assets inquiry service tool “will be provided at Hometax [NTS site] from March next year.”

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