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30% Tax on Electricity Utilized for Crypto Mining Proposed by White House - TheNewsCrypto

source-logo  thenewscrypto.com 03 May 2023 12:48, UTC
  • The administration’s tax strategy was outlined in a blog post on the White House website.
  • The proposed tax will be implemented gradually over a period of three years.

The White House has formally suggested a 30% tariff on power used for crypto mining. The tax is a key part of the Biden Administration’s proposed budget for FY 2024. The administration’s tax strategy was outlined in a blog post on the White House website.

Digital Asset Mining Energy (DAME) Excise Tax is the proposed tax that will be implemented gradually over the period of three years. Consequently, attacks on crypto mining’s energy use and ecological footprint have become more common.

Protecting Against Emerging Risk

Furthermore, according to a government blog post, the plan is aimed at “making crypto miners pay for costs they impose on others.” Furthermore, the tax plan will be included in the administration’s 2024 budget.

According to the Biden Administration, the DAME tax protects against “emerging risks” associated with digital assets while also addressing “long-standing national challenges.” More importantly, it is important to fight “the economic and environmental costs of current practices for mining crypto assets.”

Moreover, the administration’s stance on cryptocurrency mining is made very plain in the plan. Noting the subsequent impact on energy and the natural world.

On the other side, numerous states in the US have implemented legislation to safeguard crypto mining. Consequently, a situation with competing viewpoints is created. How well this plan is received remains to be seen. The tax will be implemented gradually throughout the course of the following fiscal year. Several crypto-mining firms have shifted to renewable sources of energy in order to reduce the effects on the environment.