Traders Flock to Binance as New Taxes Send Indian Exchanges Out of Business: Report

According to a Bloomberg report, Binance app downloads rose to 429,000 in India in August. This is the highest figure this year.

This is just months after the country introduced stringent taxes on local exchanges.

India gains for Binance

Binance is the only major exchange whose app downloads have increased in August over July. This was the month that 1% transaction tax (in the form of TDS) kicked in. A Bloomberg report stated this, citing data from Sensor Tower. Sensor Tower tracks mobile and internet data to provide clients with actionable intelligence.

The Binance app downloads were three times that of CoinDCX in India, which had 163,000 downloads for the month compared to 2.2 million in January. WazirX’s August downloads fell to 92,000 from 596,000 in January.

FTX’s numbers have fallen to 52,000 in August, from 96,000 in July. However, they are still on an upward trend of 40,000 since January. Coinbase app downloads have fallen to 16,000 from 31,000 in June.

Tax-Change hits Volume

Due to the complexity of tax reporting and the provision of 1% transactional tax and 30% tax for crypto gains in April, traders were driven away from Indian exchanges. This resulted in a drop of about 90%.

It seems that it isn’t a complete loss for the cryptocurrency market due to the large number Indian traders flocking Binance. The largest trading platform in the world by volume has not clarified whether it will deduct 1% TDS from all transactions, as required by the recent tax reform.

Indian exchanges cannot escape the requirements of tax compliance, but their foreign counterparts – Binance, FTX and FTX – have not been subject to tax deductions.

Tax Compliance: mbiguity

According to the media report, a spokesperson for Binance stated that it was monitoring the situation and would make further announcements when necessary. FTX also declined to comment, while the Indian Finance Ministry didn’t respond to emails.

Binance’s low fees, attractive offerings and the popularity of P2P marketplaces where cash and coins can be moved more easily are another factors that seem to have worked in their favor.

Indian traders are flocking to Binance after a rare public spat between Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, and Nischal Shetty (WazirX CEO) Binance seems to have stood out thanks to the tax reform and his distance from WazirX.

CryptoPotato’s first report, Traders flock to Binance as Indian Exchanges go out of business due to new taxes appeared first on CryptoPotato.

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