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How to buy Tether in Latvia
Is USDT a good investment in Latvia?
Tether is the first stablecoin in the crypto world, launched in July 2014. Like other stablecoins, Tether's price is tied to the price of USD. It means every Tether is always $1. It is also called USDT, which means USD Tether. The stable price of Tether makes it a great alternative to USD in the online world. People can easily use their Tether to purchase other coins. Although the Tether price is always stable, it fell to $096 once in May 2022. However, that didn’t impact its market because very soon it rebounded to $1.
Tether is not an investment like other coins. Since its price is stable, nothing can happen in the future. But people buy Tethers for other reasons. One of them is trading it with other coins whenever they want. The other reason is to avoid the volatility of the crypto market. Traders and investors usually trade their coins with Tether when the crypto market seems unstable or collapsing. Therefore, they can keep their digital assets safe from this risky world. Then, when the market stabilizes, they again trade their tether with other coins that seem to have a better future. Thus, Tether is not considered an investment but can help traders in difficult times.
What is Tether ?
Tether was launched on a platform called Omni via a blockchain company called Tether Holdings Limited. The Omni platform is a sub-layer of the Bitcoin blockchain. Tether was then released as an ERC-20 coin on the Ethereum blockchain.
Read more on Tether official website.
Is Tether legal to buy in Latvia?
Yes. According to the explanation of the virtual assets document by the Latvian Financial and
Capital Market Commission, a virtual asset or cryptocurrency is a digital representation of value
not issued or guaranteed by a central bank or any other public authority, that may be digitally
transmitted, stored, or traded, and that may function as a medium of exchange for payment of
goods or services with persons who mutually agree to accept the virtual currency.
Is Tether taxed in Latvia
Yes. According to the Latvian Income Tax Act, there are two types of income that come from
selling cryptocurrencies: 1. Capital gains and 2. Income from economic activity.
According to the above-mentioned Income Tax law, capital gain from selling crypto assets is the
difference between the purchase cost and the disposal cost of the crypto assets. If it is not
possible to determine the purchase price of virtual currency, the purchase price is considered to
be 0. As stated in Latvian Income Tax Act, income from economic activity is triggered when the
virtual currency is sold as part of an economic activity or it is generated or received as payment
for goods, services or an occupation. In this case, economic activity must be registered and
personal income tax must be paid in total. Both capital gains and income from economic activity
are subject to a personal income tax rate of 20%.
After you've bought Tether in Latvia
You can use Tether to purchase goods or services. Since Tether has been on the market for so long, you can find lots of stores and shops that accept it as their payment method. Furthermore, Tether is an alternative to USD in the digital world. Therefore, Tether is your dollar in the digital wallet. You can also use it to buy other coins. In the case of keeping Tether in a wallet, it is better to choose a software wallet to be able to use Tether easily.
Who can buy Tether in Latvia?
Anyone can buy, sell, and hold cryptocurrency by the use of cryptocurrency exchanges in
Latvia. This is specifically because it is easy and quick to start an account and buy your desired
crypto assets through an exchange service. Popular and secure payment services such as
Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal are also accessible
in Latvia if your exchange supports payments by these methods. Our exchange offers fast, legal
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Frequently asked questions
Tether is available on almost all exchanges. If you want a low-cost and trusted exchange to buy Tether, BlockTrade will be the right place for you. You only need to create an account and start buying cryptocurrency. Furthermore, unlike most exchanges, BlockTrade doesn’t have any processing fee. So, purchasing Tether on this exchange will cost you lower than in other places.
Yes. Note that according to Latvian Income Tax Act, selling your cryptocurrency can be subject
to Capital Gains Tax with a 20% rate, so it is advised to keep records of your cryptocurrency
purchase and sell transactions.
Yes. According to Latvian Income Tax Act, you need to submit a tax declaration if your total
income from transactions with capital assets exceeds EUR 1000 in a quarter, as in the year
2022. (Latvia follows a quarterly tax method which means that the year is divided into four
Tether Limited Inc is the company behind creating Tether, which is also owned by a larger company called IFinix inc, located in Hong Kong. Reeve Collins, Craig Sellars, and Brock Pierce had the most important roles in creating Tether, and are considered the first owners. However, in 2015, the company was purchased by its new owner in Hong Kong.
It is estimated that over 62 thousand people, 3.3% of the total Latvian population, currently own
at least one form of cryptocurrency.
Tether always has a stable price. Since its price will not change or grow, you cannot make money from keeping Tether in your E-wallet. It is not a coin to invest in.