Australian Scammers Charge "Taxes" From BTC Holders

According to Assistant Commissioner of the Australian Tax Office, damage from the actions of scammers to date is around $ 50,000 in the cryptocurrency
13 March 2018   869

The Australian Tax Office issued a warning for residents of the country, in which it reported on persons posing as employees of the agency and demanding payment of tax debts in bitcoins and other crypto-currencies. This is reported by news. com. au.

According to Assistant Commissioner of the Office Kath Anderson, the fraud is not wide-ranging. According to their estimates, the damage from the actions of scammers to date is about $ 50,000 in the cryptocurrency.

Scammers contact the victims by phone, SMS or email and ask them to pay through one of the bitcoins-terminals, the number of which in Australia has recently increased significantly.

Email Scam
Email Scam

At the same time, tax officials urge citizens not to forget on time to make payments to the state treasury in accordance with the requirements of the law.

Member of British Parliament Wants to Payl Tax in BTC

MP  comments were made shortly after the Ohio government allowed companies registered in this state to pay bitcoin taxes
11 December 2018   35

Eddie Hughes, a member of the UK Conservative Party, said that the state should make it possible to use Bitcoin when paying taxes and utilities. It is reported by The Daily Express.

Eddie Hughes, who represents North Walsall in parliament, calls himself a "crypto-enthusiast with amateur knowledge." According to him, the blockchain technology attracts a lot of attention, and therefore members of parliament "must understand it."

Eddie Hughes also said that he recently met with representatives of the Royal Society for Water Rescue, which accepts donations in cryptocurrencies, after which he came to the idea of ​​making it possible to use Bitcoin when paying municipal taxes and utilities.

It just feels like it gets talked about a lot, wherever you go in the UK, and as MPs we have a duty to understand it. 
 

Eddie Hughes

MP

Hughes comments were made shortly after the Ohio government allowed companies registered in this state to pay bitcoin taxes, which he also reminded in his interview within the publication.