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Taxes on Bitcoin (cryptocurrencies)



where would I be able to get a definitive answer as to whether there are taxes on holding Bitcoin (cryptocurrencies) in Belgium?

Not trading, just bought in the past and holding. And if there is tax if cashing out.

Have read several conflicting explanations on this subject, some say there is, some say there isn't. I tried private tax consultants but they seem to be charging a huge amount (hundreds of euros) for the answer. I may take a trip down to the local tax offices, but only as a last resort, it's a painful waiting exercise and they often only speak Flemish (which I don't speak)

Any help would be great, or even an affordable tax consultant, thanks


There are no taxes on holding bitcoins.

Feb 16, 2018 09:01

"There are no taxes on holding bitcoins." - Thanks, unfortunately there are others who say the opposite - that holdings can be taxed

If possible I need a reliable source on the above or an affordable tax consultant who can give a 100% answer on this. Thanks

Feb 16, 2018 12:19

There is one reliable source where you will get a definitive answer for free - your tax office. You will find the number on your last tax return.

Feb 16, 2018 13:53

I'm really curious as to how and on what basis, "others who say the opposite" think you would be taxed for holding an investment?

If you need a reliable source, go to your local tax office.

Feb 16, 2018 13:54

Go to the commune tax-help clinic and ask them.

Feb 18, 2018 23:06