The Chinese tax authorities assert that Bitmain has evaded paying $2.4 million in individual tax income despite receiving a warning of tax infringement in August of last year.
For allegedly failing to pay personal income taxes in China, Bitmain Technologies Ltd., a Beijing-based business well known for designing application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chips used in Bitcoin mining, has reportedly been fined about 25 million Chinese yuan, or about $3.7 million. According to reports, Bitmain failed to comply with Chinese tax regulations regarding the administration of tax collection when disclosing income tax on its employees.
A local news source, Sina Finance, claims that Bitmain was fined on April 4, 2023. Among other things, Bitmain is charged with breaking Chinese tax laws about pay, bonuses, and benefits for employees.
The Chinese taxman also informed Bitmain of tax infringements in August 2013. Withholding income tax from people totaling over $2.4 million is owed to Bitmain.
- Bitmain is a cryptocurrency mining company that was established in 2013 by Micree Zhan and Jihan Wu.
- Bitmain has been fined about 25 million Chinese yuan, or about $3.7 million.
- China has tightened its restrictions on cryptocurrency trade and mining in the years afterward.
Bitmain is a cryptocurrency mining company that was established in 2013 by Micree Zhan and Jihan Wu. Its brands include AntMiner and AntPool. The two biggest mining pools in the market are AntPool and BTC.com, and Bitmain is one of the most vocal proponents of the Bitcoin network. The business has been profitable since 2018 when Bitmain revealed a first-half net profit of more than $742 million.
As a result, Bitmain’s business activities were not impacted by a $3.7 tax fine imposed by Chinese authorities. Furthermore, despite the widespread general market adoption of cryptocurrencies, there is still a huge need for crypto mining.
After repeated government restrictions, bitcoin operations are currently considered illegal in China. In 2017 and 2018, respectively, China outlawed cryptocurrency exchanges and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Two years later, mining for Bitcoin was prohibited in China.
As a result, many Bitcoin miners moved to Western Asia and the United States. China has tightened its restrictions on cryptocurrency trade and mining in the years afterward.
However, as China’s banking sector tries to invest in the market for digital assets through firms based in Hong Kong, the situation for the crypto industry there may soon change.