Published April 25, 20242 min read

Digital Assets and Taxes: Canada Prepares for Global Standard

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In today's news article, our team at Coinmooner wants to tell our readers about Canada's new step in regulating crypto and digital assets. Their goal is to prevent potential tax evasion amidst the rapid growth of the cryptocurrency market.

The Canadian government plans to implement these measures over the next two years using the CARF system. This system, developed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), is an international tax standard that facilitates the automated exchange of tax information about digital assets. Under this standard, Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) must collect user tax information, pass it on to tax authorities, and share it with other countries.

These regulations are not just a local affair. According to the plans, this standard should cover the whole world by 2027. Forty-eight OECD members, including the USA, Brazil, the UK, Germany, and Mexico, agreed to implement CARF last year. The only African country on this list is South Africa, which pledged to adopt the new standards in November 2023. This global commitment underscores the importance and reach of Canada's new regulations.


Canadian authorities are not taking these new regulations lightly. They have proactively committed a substantial $37.6 million to the Tax Service to implement these standards in 2024, with an annual provision of $5.32 million to ensure the ongoing maintenance of these standards. This financial commitment demonstrates the seriousness and dedication of the Canadian government to combat tax evasion in the cryptocurrency market, providing reassurance to our readers.

Moreover, it's known that the OECD, responding to the G20 mandate since April 2021, has been discussing common control over crypto assets. At that time, a document called (CARF) was developed. This document provides a standardized format for tax reporting in cryptocurrency transactions to facilitate the automatic exchange of such information between countries. Such an approach to regulation maintains the success of global tax transparency and ensures effective control over cryptocurrency assets, creating new opportunities for developing this sphere. Of course, not all network users agree that the goal is to control the Web3 sphere; many believe it's just part of a plan to control and minimize decentralization worldwide.

On the one hand, allocating large sums for new tax standards may seem like excessive budget spending, but implementing these standards can help combat tax evasion and strengthen the tax base, ultimately benefiting society. Coinmooner will monitor developments and try to keep our readers informed promptly. Also, we encourage you to always resort to the most advanced protection methods in the Web3 industry, which will help you better protect your finances from fraudulent schemes.

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