The Florida governor reiterated that work is underway to allow businesses to pay taxes in cryptocurrencies.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, had announced in December 2021 who wanted to allow the payment of state taxes with cryptocurrencies. But it didn’t stop there. According to a report by Bloomberg progress is already being made to make it a reality.
DeSantis reported that the state is working on its plan to have businesses pay taxes in cryptocurrencies.
“I told state agencies to look for ways in which, if a company wants to pay taxes in cryptocurrencies to Florida, we should be willing to accept it.” DeSantis said yesterday at a press conference. “We’re working on that.”
DeSantis has been embracing the state’s reputation as an emerging hub for cryptocurrency investment, with companies like Blockchain.com opening offices in Miami.
He is not the only one or the first
It is worth noting that in the state of Florida, DeSantis is not the first governor is to be crypto-friendly. In fact, the mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez, pioneered the issue last year, with a series of announcements and measures regarding the adoption of crypto in the city.
Suárez was the protagonist throughout 2021 of an energetic campaign in defence of the Bitcoin y ha estado trabajando para impulsar políticas favorables para la industria cripto en esa jurisdicción, including the payment of taxes . He also recently became the first politician in the country to receive your salary in Bitcoin the biggest and most popular cryptocurrency in the world. It is a decentralized digital currency that enables users to make trustless peer-to-peer transactions. a movement that is now others have replied .
But, likewise, Florida is not the only state in the country that is pushing for measures to promote the local cryptocurrency industry. Lawmakers and politicians in other U.S. jurisdictions, such as Wyoming , Texas yNueva Yorkare also working for favorable regulations.
Concerned about Biden’s order
DeSantis, who has been said could be a potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate, said he was concerned about the Executive Order signed by President Joe Biden on March 9 which called on federal agencies to investigate a range of issues, including the pros and cons of a government-launched U.S. digital currency.
“There’s a difference between a decentralized decentralization refers to the property of a system in which nodes or actors work in concert in a distributed fashion to achieve a common goal. digital digital technologies are these electronic tools that have the ability to generate, store or even process data. cryptocurrency cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that use cryptographic technologies to secure their operation. like Bitcoin and what some are talking about doing at the federal level to convert U.S. dollars basically into a digital currency.” DeSantis said and added:
“ I think there are a lot of dangers with that, when it’s centrally controlled. I worry about the amount of power that that would give someone in a central authority to basically be able to shut down access to buying certain goods. We would be in a territo rio unknown”.
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