My name is David Hedqvist and I am responsible for bitcoin.se since its launch in 2012. In 2013 I started a process vs the Swedish tax authorities regarding Bitcoin and VAT. At the time it was very unclear whether Bitcoin would be treated as money and other financial services in the EU VAT directive. Having VAT added to Bitcoin itself would have been catastrophic and having it added to commission collected by exchanges would put Bitcoin at a disadvantage compared to other currencies. Luckily we won this case and I have listed a few of the articles about the decision below.
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