Australia officially ends double Bitcoin taxation

Australian parliament passes bill to officially remove double taxation of cryptocurrency
20 October 2017   717

From next year, Australians will no longer have to pay goods and services tax on cryptocurrency purchases.

Thus, this week, both houses of the Australian Parliament passed a Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 6) Bill 2017, that is to eliminate the double taxation of digital currency. The bill now awaits Royal Assent by Australia’s Governor-General, at which time it will become an Act of Parliament.

As detailed, the bill will amend Australia’s tax system, ensuring that digital currency transactions are not subject to two instances of goods and services tax. Previously, Australian users were subject to taxation on both the purchase of digital currency and the use of digital currency for goods and services subject to GST.

The amendments provide that supplies and acquisitions of digital currency are generally disregarded for the purposes of GST. Consistent with supplies of money, supplies of digital currency are only recognized for the purposes of GST if the supply is made in exchange for money or digital currency.
 

The bill’s accompanying explanatory memorandum

Basically, in Australia, digital currency is to receive the same tax treatment as foreign currency in order to "decrease reporting burden on businesses that use digital currency".

Bitcoin White to Release iOS and MacOS Wallet

According to the roadmap of Bitcoin White, the wallet for iOS and Mac OS will be released on February 19, 2018
19 February 2018   120

Bitcoin White is a flexible and decentralized application platform designed to lower the threshold for developers. Using JavaScript as the programming language and relational database to store data, Bitcoin White is increasing the similarities between developing a DAPP and a traditional web application.

Bitcoin White team has already developed and released the version of its wallet for Windows, Linux and Android. According to the roadmap of Bitcoin White, the wallet for iOS and Mac OS will be released on February 19, 2018.

 Bitcoin White Roadmap
Bitcoin White Roadmap Fragment

The features of the wallet include asset management, account information, setting an additional password, blocking the account by block, and internal blockchain list of transactions.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Bitcoin White:

Average price: $0,184621
24h volume: $48 806