European Parliament lawmakers strongly supported a continent-wide tax-reporting rule for crypto transactions, with approximately 90% of voters showing their approval.
While the majority of attendees in the room were in favor, 535 individuals voted in support and 57 opposed. There were 60 abstentions concerning the crypto tax rule scheduled for implementation in 2026.
European Crypto Tax Rules Aim to Counteract Fraud
During a plenary session on September 13 in Strasbourg, France, European lawmakers widely supported the imposition of stricter tax reporting obligations on crypto exchanges.
The European Commission initially proposed the framework in December 2022. If implemented, it will enforce a system for crypto-asset service providers to report transactions made by their European clients.
The recent plenary session marked a significant milestone for the framework’s progress, being the third major discussion. The Commission established its general approach on the proposal at the May meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council.
To establish the crypto tax framework, the Commission plans to modify the Directive on Administrative Cooperation (DAC).
The DAC serves as the primary platform for tax authorities to exchange data. Additionally, the proposal includes various minor adjustments to enhance the current sharing of tax-related information.
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