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RBI Cryptocurrency Regulations and Comparison with Estonia, Dubai, and Lithuania

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RBI Cryptocurrency Regulations and Comparison with Estonia, Dubai, and Lithuania

In India, you'll be obligated to pay a 30% tax on profits garnered from trading, selling, or using cryptocurrencies, in line with the provisions of the Finance Act 2022. Moreover, a 1% Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) is applicable on the sale of crypto assets exceeding RS50,000 (or RS10,000 in particular instances) within a single fiscal year. Additionally, if you're perceived to be generating supplemental income in crypto, such as through staking or mining, you might be liable to pay Income Tax at your individual tax rate. The Indian financial and tax systems have thus integrated these mechanisms to regulate the burgeoning field of cryptocurrency.

How to Capitalize on Estonia's 0% Corporate Tax for Crypto Investments?

Considering the substantial risk associated with investing in cryptocurrency, we at Consulting24 recommend setting up your company in Estonia. By doing so, you can make crypto investments under the aegis of an Estonian company and take advantage of a 0% corporate tax rate. Furthermore, there is no obligation to pay dividends in Estonia, and you are always free to withdraw your investment tax-free.

For instance, let's say you establish a company in Estonia, and you transfer €100,000 to your Estonian company account to purchase crypto. Should your portfolio double in value, you have the option to withdraw your initial investment of €100,000 without incurring any tax. This strategy allows you to leverage the favorable tax structure in Estonia, reducing your potential tax liability while still engaging in the exciting world of cryptocurrency investment.


Comparision: Dubai, Lithuania and Estonia

Total Price
License type and government fee
10,000€ 1. Cryptocurrency exchange license 2. Crypto wallet and custodian services license
1. 9,700€ - Advisory Services & VA Transfer and Settlement Services
1. Cryptocurrency exchange license 2. Crypto wallet and custodian services license
2. 24,250€ - Broker-Dealer, Custody, Exchange, Lending and Borrowing & VA Management and Investment Services
No additional fee
Required share capital
250,000€ - Cryptocurrency exchange license 100,000€ - Crypto wallet and custodian services license.
24,250€ (Advisory Services) - 194,000€ (Exchange Services)
Share capital payment
25% to start (31,250€), 75% within a year.
Renewal fee
50% of Government fee
Supervision fee
20,000€ - 50,000€
Both monthly and yearly audits are necessary
VARA may mandate its need
Not required
Must have
Must have
AML (Anti-Money Laundry Officer)
Can be any nationality
AML monthly salary
Starting price point: €1,200
Starting price point: €5,000
Starting price point: €1,200
Local director
Open to all nationalities, but living in Estonia is required.
Any nationality
Any nationality

In contrast, we have countries like Estonia, Dubai, and Lithuania, which have approached cryptocurrency regulation with open arms and unique models of implementation. Here's a comparative analysis:

  • Estonia - A forerunner in the digital revolution, Estonia's progressive approach to crypto regulation is characterized by a robust legal framework designed to promote innovation while protecting investors. It offers a 0% corporate tax, making it highly attractive for crypto ventures.

  • Dubai - Known for its business-friendly environment, Dubai has designed its crypto regulations to stimulate growth and innovation. Crypto licenses are issued through its free zone authority, creating a lucrative base for crypto initiatives.

  • Lithuania - With clear regulations and a balanced taxation system, Lithuania offers a simplified licensing process that opens up access to the larger European market.

To navigate this multifaceted world of RBI cryptocurrency regulations and global crypto laws, it's essential to have an expert by your side. Partnering with a knowledgeable consulting firm can provide clarity, ensuring your crypto venture aligns with the most advantageous jurisdiction for your specific needs.


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