Digital mining tax may increase tenfold in Kazakhstan

The government suggests considering digital miners as a separate class of electricity consumers

As Alibek Kuantyrov, minister of national economy, revealed at the cabinet’s meeting, the tax rate for digital miners might be increased tenfold from $0.002 to $0.02 per kilowatt-hour, Sputnik.kz reported.

According to the ministry’s data, the reason digital miners buy electricity directly from energy producers and power supply companies is quite simple: it’s all because of an attractive tariff. 

To deal with the situation, the government suggests putting digital miners into a separate class of energy consumers and making them pay a higher tariff.

Since the beginning of the current year, digital miners in Kazakhstan have been obliged to pay $0.002 per one kilowatt-hour of electricity they consume.

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