Bitcoin: IT Department Issues Notice To 4-5 Lakh Illegal Bitcoin Miners In India

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Bitcoin: IT Department Issues Notice To 4-5 Lakh Illegal Bitcoin Miners In India

Bitcoins are the new trend in many places in the world. For those who are unaware, Bitcoin is simply a form of electronic money, a crypto-currency, but much more valuable as it is crossing worth of millions of dollars. It is said that an investment of $100 in 2010 in Bitcoin could have made you a millionaire in 2017.

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However, the Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) has not legalized its trading in India as it is very very risky.  It was reported in a survey that, among the estimated 20 lakh entities registered on these exchanges, about 4 to 5 lakh were “operational” and indulging in transactions and investments in Bitcoins in India which is illegal. The IT department is all set to issue notices to them now.

“Those individuals and entities whose records were recovered by the department are now being probed under tax evasion charges. Notices are being issued and they will have to pay capital gains tax on the bitcoin investments and trade,” a senior official said.

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The conversion of Black Money into white post demonetization through Bitcoins was also suspected by the IT department. Bitcoin started with the value of $10,000 this quarter of the year and now it has reached as high as $20,000 within few hours.

The RBI has warned people about its risks and has said that it does not recognize such ‘crypto-currency’. It is illegal in India and those trading it will be punished for breaking law and illegal trading.

Published by Bhaumik Raja on 18 Dec 2017

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