US States Pass First-Ever NFT Tax Laws

As blockchain technology continues to proliferate throughout the United States, two states passed groundbreaking tax laws concerning non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Washington and Pennsylvania are the first states in the country to pass legislation specifically about NFTs, and their actions could pave the way for wider blockchain innovation throughout the United States. What do these new tax laws mean for the future of blockchain technology in America? Let’s take a closer look.

Tax on NFT Sales

NFT sales are not yet legal to US casinos in general. Last April, Sands Vegas Casino Club have been ordered to shut down by two U.S states due to NFT sales. However, the recent move of Washington and Pennsylvania pave way for more developments in blockchain technology and gambling.

NY-based lawyer, Amelia K. Brankov says that the spikes in prices of NFTs have drawn regulators’ attention and resulted in the exploration of the possible taxability of NFT sales. This does not just open another avenue of income for the states but becomes a great way to start regulating it.

The lawyer added that there is still more to finalize but the sales tax rate for Evergreen State is announced to be 6.5%.

“Taxing anything on the blockchain is tricky, but these states lead the way with NFTs.”

Bank of America’s private banking division’s head of art planning, Rosemary Ringwald, stated that Washington’s exploration will surely be followed by other states.

Blockchain Technology and Online Gambling

In recent years, digital rewards such as cryptocurrencies and NFTs have gained momentum with casino players and tech enthusiasts. While there are a variety of benefits to these rewards, one of the biggest advantages is that they can be used to gamble online without having to worry about physical currency.

This means that players can use their digital rewards to play games such as slots, roulette, and blackjack without having to exchange them for cash. Additionally, digital rewards can be easily transferred between players, making them perfect for gambling activities. As more people begin to use digital rewards for gambling, we will likely see even more innovation in this area.

While it’s still early days, there are several ways in which NFTs could be used in gambling applications. For example, NFTs could be used to represent virtual casino chips, allowing players to gamble with them online. Alternatively, NFTs could be used to back online gaming platforms, providing platforms with a secure way to hold and manage player funds.

There are also several potential benefits for players, such as the ability to cash out their winnings easily and quickly. With all of this potential, it’s no wonder that there’s been so much interest in NFTs and gambling. 

There Are Also Risks Involved

However, as with any new technology, there are also some risks and challenges that need to be considered. For example, it’s important to ensure that any gambling applications built on top of NFTs are fair and transparent.

Additionally, it will be important to monitor the development of the NFT market closely to ensure that it doesn’t become overheated or bubble-like. Nevertheless, the potential for NFTs in gambling is considerable, and it will be interesting to see how this space develops over the coming months and years.

Real-Money Staff
by Real-Money Staff
September 19, 2022