Cryptocurrencies in Andorra: taxes and taxation

Investing in cryptocurrencies in Andorra can be a very relevant option for many people, especially from Spain. As all businesses related to cryptocurrencies, tokens, NFTs and the various blockchain applications or mining itself are purely digital and do not require a physical location, they are a very frequent target client to go to live in Andorra. So much for traders as well as for holders or entrepreneurs with projects with crypto assets.

Although Andorra is not a crypto paradise at least not yet, it is remarkable the the country's efforts to open up internationally and attract the most innovative sectors and markets like Big Data or, in this case, blockchain. What Andorra is a jurisdiction that bets on cryptocurrencies and blockchainThis is demonstrated by the fact that legislation has recently been passed to this effect: the Law 24/2022, of June 30, on the digital representation of assets through the use of cryptography and distributed ledger technology and Blockchain that you can also read in the General Council page.

This legislation, as its name indicates, seeks to give legal validity to the issuance of cryptocurrencies and other cryptoactives by private parties. (individuals and companies) and follow the Law 9/2021, of April 29, amending Law 35/2014, of November 27, on electronic trust services whereby it was determined that Blockchain technology is an electronic trust service at the legal level. Well, in this article we will address the situation and the advantages of doing a business in this sector in the Principality. Of course, the main and most obvious advantage is tax, but it is not the only one.

Cryptocurrency environment in Andorra in 2023

2022 has not been a good year for cryptocurrencies. After a few years of economic bonanza due to unprecedented monetary expansion by the Fed, recession drums are beating. Central banks are raising interest rates at the fastest pace in history to alleviate the inflation and financial capital has fled Bitcoin, which is now trading at around $15,000-20,000. A) Yes, the crypto sector has been left with only the holders: those who truly believe in technology and who keep their crypto assets in the hope that in the future they will be common currency, never better said. Also in Andorra.

However, the crypto winter also brings good news. First, since some crypto assets are supposed to function as safe havens, they are expected to perform very well in economic downturns. If that were so, cryptocurrencies would be trading at a discount right now. Good investors buy at a discount. But not only that: winter is sowing time, also for the crypto sector. Now it is time to develop projects so that they bear fruit in the coming years.

The profiles of Bitcoin traders, investors and hodlers and in general cryptocurrency projects that transfer their business to the Principality of Andorra have been protagonists in the year 2021, a year already marked by a strong boom and a maximum of new residents due to the pandemic and its poor management, by telecommuting Yet the trend set by El Rubius. Specifically, the most innovative project was that of the video games with cryptocurrencies, numerous in Andorra and practically all established during 2021.

All those businesses are right now in development, waiting for the next crypto boom to launch and grow. Well, today we are going to see clearly the treatment of cryptocurrencies in Andorra and its advantage beyond taxation.

The importance of fund traceability

However, from Andorra Insiders we must insist that the source of funds must be clear when someone who owns these crypto assets wants to settle in some currency, especially if the objective is to operate with said funds again through the banking system and acquire goods and services with them. Maintaining the traceability of operations is essential to be able to declare cryptocurrencies.

Specifically speaking of the Principality, we already reflected in other articles how meticulous and strict Andorran banks are. This has always happened because the Andorran banks have investments of great wealth and businesses from all over the world, and their prestige is highly valued, image and brand for investors of all kinds as a serious, respectable and responsible bank.

Therefore the banks they are always cautious and put problems in all activities considered morally doubtful (for them): from online games, casinos and others related to gambling, to adult themes and pornography, through tarot and fortune telling businesses. In addition and as we also commented, after the BPA crisis that led to the transformation of the country, these controls have been intensified.

The case of cryptocurrencies is therefore not an exception, quite the opposite. Due to their properties and anonymity and how new they are, these assets are highly susceptible to money laundering and therefore for banks to accept the income and cash flows generated with them, it must always be proven that the ultimate origin of the funds resides in an entity of the banking system or that somehow the completely legal origin can be certified thereof.

Intermediate operations are also taxed

The cryptocurrency exchange per se generates a taxable income that must be declared in personal income tax, regardless of whether whoever transmits the cryptocurrency obtains a legal tender currency (fiat), another cryptocurrency or another type of asset. That is to say: that when someone sells for example bitcoin, even if they obtain another cryptocurrency such as Ethereum, that operation per se is already subject to tax and constitutes a capital gain or loss that must be declared.

This fiscal impact, for many still unknown, has been clearly exposed by the tax authorities of practically all of Europe, including Andorra. In fact, in Spain, the verification of all operations, which includes the exchange of information with other jurisdictions such as Malta and Estonia, are part of the tax control plan for this year, and therefore, it is foreseeable that tax inspections will intensify in the sector.

The operation is therefore relatively simple and works like this both in Andorra as in most countries of the world including Spain: each time a certain amount of cryptocurrencies, tokens or crypto assets is liquidated or sold, the holder of them obtains a capital gain / loss calculated as the value of the crypto in the sale operation minus the value in the purchase. At the end of the fiscal year, gains and losses from all operations are offset and the net income subject to tax is obtained.

We insist that this treatment is applicable regardless of the asset obtained And regardless of whether they are on a specific platform or exchange and the funds have not been withdrawn from the bank.

Cryptocurrency trading log for traders

In this sense, we recommend have a record of all operations carried out with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at hand in order to certify and justify, when the funds are to be settled and reintroduced into the financial system in current currencies, that the origin of the funds is lawful. It should be noted that you can have these cryptos in an external wallet, as long as it can be shown how that capital has gotten there.

Numerous clients and people around the world have a huge wealth in cryptocurrencies, especially in Bitcoin, but because they bought in the early days of this technology through low-traceable platforms and methods, they cannot liquidate and reintroduce the funds back into the financial system. Y Currently there is no use in owning Bitcoin if you cannot trade with it.

Have tools like Coin Tracker o Coin Tracking or similar to register all operations with cryptocurrencies is highly recommended if you want to declare correctly and have the option of liquidating the capital to the banking system.

Cryptocurrency taxes in Andorra: personal income tax

Taxes on cryptocurrencies in Andorra: Bitcoin and other crypto

For practical purposes, cryptocurrency trading is usually done in a personal capacity, except in cases in which a group of investors jointly deposit capital in a company, in which case the company is in charge of doing so. In the case of Andorra, cryptocurrencies are currently considered one more asset, and therefore:

  • The operations of natural persons are taxed by the personal income tax savings base as capital gains. which supposes a 10% on net profit with € 3,000 exempt income.
  • as society The corporate tax in Andorra is 10% and therefore they are taxed at this type but deducting expenses. Also, dividends from Andorran companies are not taxed by personal income tax, so that's it.

Thus, the profits obtained from cryptocurrency trading in Spain are subject to personal income tax at a rate between 19% and 26% and by corporate tax at 25% (plus personal income tax), while the maximum rate applicable in Andorra is 10%. Less than half minimum, certainly a significant savings. You can read about Andorran taxes in greater depth here.

The main difference however is that In jurisdictions such as Spain, the cryptocurrency must be declared in the Wealth Tax, that is, it is taxed for the simple fact of owning cryptocurrencies in one's own patrimony. In Andorra there is no wealth tax, nor on inheritance and donations, with which the mere possession of these crypto assets is exempt from tax.

Crypto platforms used

The most famous exchange used in Andorra is Binance, although Coinbase is also very established. There are also the banks taking over Kraken. In general, we recommend that you verify that the platform on which you operate allows Andorra as the country of residence of the account and that it is a reliable, secure platform whose traceability of funds is clear. In general, it must be a platform with a reputation and that provides confidence to Andorran banks in such a way that they understand that there is no possibility of carrying out money laundering or other types of fraud with them.

Andorra's blockchain legislation

Due to the covid-19 crisis, Andorra prepared a package of measures or plan for 2023 called "Horitzó 23" with which it intends to face the dire consequences that this pandemic has caused, especially as regards the economic ones. One of the 77 initiatives of the plan is the modification of the Law 35/2014, on electronic trust services to include in these all systems blockchain.

This law was passed in 2014 and seeks to regulate those electronic services that require trustnamely: electronic signatures and seals, certificates of authentication, and electronic delivery services and time stamps. Thus, the modification of the law would give all cryptocurrencies and other blockchain-based technologies the legal value of being reliable and usable.

Finally, the initiative ended up establishing a modification with the already approved Law 9/2021 of April 29, modification of Law 35/2014, of November 27, on electronic trust services, a law that grants legal validity to blockchain assets and evidence as legal acts, such as electronic trust services and also lays the foundations for address the different options in reference to taking advantage of opportunities in the field of Blockchain.

On the other hand, the Law 20/2014 of October 26 regulating electronic contracting and operators that carry out their economic activity in a digital space is legislation in which, due to its characteristics, it is already implemented certain legal treatment regarding smart contracts in Andorra. Thus, Andorra already had a basic advantage towards Europe, since here certain legislative texts have already been approved and Europe, which is following the same line, will take at least two years to have all this regulation approved.

The previous legislative modification has borne fruit in the Law 24/2022, of June 30, on the digital representation of assets through the use of cryptography and distributed ledger technology and Blockchain, published in the BOPA and referenced both on the AFA page and on that of the General Council. A law that regulates professional activities in the field of blockchain carried out from Andorra, despite having been cut by the legislator. This law was drafted by Nacho Alamillo Domingo, a legal expert in the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure project of the European Commission and who is also contributing to European regulation.

The idea is to provide a minimum basis to regulate, organize and supervise business practices using this technology, while opening the door for the development of more ambitious laws on the application of blockchain in the Principality in the future. Specifically, applies to tokenization practices (digital representation of assets) carried out by private Andorran companies, which must be authorized by the AFA in order to operate. Something similar to what happens with brokers, investment funds and financial advisers.

The AFA will be in charge of the strict authorization, registration, supervision and control process for individuals and companies that carry out activities of issuance and custody of tokens, create platforms for the sale of tokens or are digital veedor, etc. that they will have to meet very high standards of experience, solvency and professionalism to be able to operate in the Andorran market. The objective is ensure that blockchain technology is put to good use and that the interests of participating users are protected.

However, important procedures to be regulated in the future will be outlawed, such as the issuance of assets that are considered financial instruments or electronic money, that is, that can be a substitute for money and allow payments to be made through virtual currencies. At the moment they are not foreseen, but the Government must regulate them within a maximum period of twelve months from the entry into force of the law.

The figure of the digital veedor stands out in the Law, which will be the body in charge of guaranteeing that the projects comply with with the requirements of the law. The digital observer must necessarily be a lawyer or economist registered in Andorra and have Andorran nationality or fiscal residence. And any entity that wants to operate in Andorra must necessarily designate a digital veedor accredited by the AFA. The figure of the veedor already has its own approved regulation that defines its requirements, obligations, etc.

in an innovative way smart contracts are also regulated, which are those that are prepared automatically within the blockchain software without the manual intervention of a lawyer or other professional. These will be legally valid in Andorra if certain requirements are met, such as that they are immutable, that they are digitally signed and that the object of the transaction can be verified and controlled.

However, the implications of these laws they go far beyond cryptocurrencies, since it implies admitting the value of distributed consensus that technology itself manages to make a reality. If it continues in this line, we could be talking in a few years to legally give notarial and contractual validity, registration and exchange, etc. to all the tools that use blockchain and even to be able to issue cryptos.

Secretary of State Galabert has recalled that the work has not finished and is currently working on the Digital Economy Law, which should allow offering a range of new opportunities such as the entrepreneurial visa, becoming a sandbox point or creating the figure of digital nomads. The law has not been exempt from conflict and controversy either, to the point that the Government drew up an advisory contract that it later annulled.

Mining and blockchain business in Andorra

Mining or mining of cryptocurrencies in Andorra and other businesses with blockchain

Other activities related to cryptocurrencies such as cryptocurrency mining or other businesses related to the blockchain have also arrived in Andorra. The type of residence that this type of profile usually takes advantage of is the self-employment, by means of the creation of a society to develop your activity. The taxation of the company, as in the case of a natural person, is the 10% on the profit obtained in society. This percentage applies regardless of the activity to be carried out with cryptocurrencies, You can also deduct all expenses related to the activity.

In this regard, it should be noted that recently The Government has regulated cryptocurrency and cryptoactive mining facilities through Regulations to mitigate the impact about him Andorran electrical system. The new activities made possible by the Blockchain Law require great computing capacity and, consequently, also demand great electricity consumption. The regulation establishes a series of requirements proportional to the capacity of the mining facility. Thus, the Administrative Registry of cryptoactive mining facilities is integrated into the National Energy Registry.

On the other hand, projects of video games with NFT with the new business model applied to video games called «play-to-earn» in which many game assets (skins, characters and accessories, weapons, perks and even virtual lands and more) are linked to an NFT token (usually from the Ethereum network) in such a way that it is unique and verifiable by the network. In this way, and also adding a commonly used cryptocurrency, a whole market of digital assets in the environment of said video game virtual.

Other alternatives that are being developed are projects that seek link games with DeFi technology, for example using staking tokens to give rewards in video games or to remunerate the simple fact of playing and betting on the game. Also the idea with NFTs is that they have properties (in their smart contract) in such a way that they can progress, evolve or gain valuable characteristics.

The legal and fiscal treatment of the creation and distribution of NFT collections for example in Open Sea it must also be taken into account and treated with the greatest possible rigor and in compliance with current legislation. In this sense, we also recommend obtaining specialized advice, and for this reason we have an exclusive Department dedicated to legal advice on cryptocurrencies and blockchain projects in Andorra. The establishment of companies with the objective of being leaders in the Web3 sector and blockchain solutions such as mafia racks it is also giving impetus to the sector in the country.

Prevention and prudence

As a summary, although crypto assets are innovative and interesting, it is important to note that Andorra and its banking system have a restrictive positioning in money laundering prevention policy. In other words, in any case, the origin of the funds must be justified, as well as the traceability of the operations. For this, it is important have the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the sector, since passing the regulatory compliance and banking compliance procedure is an essential procedure to be a resident and be able to operate in Andorra.

At Abast we are professionals in the establishment of people and businesses in the Principality of Andorra and we have a extensive experience in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. So much so that we have an exclusive department for this purpose. With our legal, tax and accounting services, the safest and most carefree establishment in the Principality of Andorra is completely guaranteed. We currently manage many profiles of all types shown here, with the most diverse projects.

Of course and as always, we offer you comprehensive support from the first to the last moment. Can contact us and tell us your particular case here, and can read part of the services we offer here.

67 thoughts on “Criptomonedas en Andorra: impuestos y fiscalidad”

  1. Hello there
    I have lived in Andorra for 14 years, a few days ago I downloaded the Binance app, when it asks for the basic identification I put Andorra country, the address that appears on the Andorran driver's license and they verified it correctly.

    I am having the problem by increasing to the next level of identification and increasing the capital for operations, they only let you provide a passport, which being a resident I do not have it, and the vast majority of us who were not born there either.
    I change the country to my country of origin, Spain, but it won't let me provide the documentation. It denies me (DNI), I suppose because in the first identification I have put Andorra.
    Do you know how I can do to provide the documentation? And thus raise capital
    Thank you

    • Hi Sonia, thanks for commenting.
      Being a resident does not exempt you from having a Spanish passport, you must also have it and it is requested and renewed at the Embassy of Spain in Andorra. Nor is it true that "the vast majority who were not born here" do not have it. You simply have to update your passport at the Embassy as a resident in Andorra and provide the passport to Binance.

    • Hello, I am also a resident of Andorra but Spanish nationality and what I did in the second option was to upload the Spanish passport

  2. Hello good

    Regarding personal income tax, both cryptocurrencies and any other asset, I understand that it only has to be declared as soon as the 3000 euros profit is exceeded after closing any operation during the current fiscal year, if said operation is not closed and If the asset continues to be maintained, it would not be necessary to make any kind of declaration, right?

    Thank you

    • Hi Dani, thanks for commenting.

      The operation is as follows: you have to declare the personal income tax for a certain fiscal period (IRPF) when the net profit of all the operations carried out during it exceeds € 3,000 positive. Indeed, in terms of capital gains and losses until the sale is made, the operation is not considered closed and therefore said specific operation is not counted.

  3. All this is very interesting, let's say that "Hypothetically" I want to get a value of € 100,000 of any currency (whatever), but of course "hypothetically" you do not have a record of your investment because when changing from a cold portfolio to an Exchanger As a base Coin x example, the registration or movements made are lost and part of the commission for the movement tmb is lost, in conclusion the question would be. Do I want to get 100 coins worth € 100,000, remembering that "Hypothetically everything cost me € 500 but you can't show it", what would be the operation and penalty to follow?

    Thank you for your time, and it seems to me to be a very internal post.


    • Hi Jaime, thanks for commenting.

      In the first place and in terms of the origin of the funds, the change from an exchange to a cold wallet does not necessarily imply the loss of their traceability, as long as those coins were bought in their day in the exchange itself before extracting them and therefore there is a recorded transaction and evidence of where the coins came from. Similarly, if you buy from another site and it can be shown that those currencies you have were purchased at that other site at the time and have now appreciated, those funds are legal and fully usable.

      Both with respect to the origin of the funds and with respect to the tax treatment, the registration of all operations is obviously required and as well stated. It is up to you to prove everything and to corroborate both in front of a future tax inspection and in front of a banking entity so that you can accept the funds and introduce them into the banking system. In this regard, you can use exchange and wallet records, blockchain scanner tests, price charts, etc. There are many ways to prove the provenance of cryptos because their blockchains are usually very transparent.

      Finally, the penalties will depend on many things and on the specific case, we cannot specify that much. We insist that the operation to follow is to keep a record of all assets in possession, calculate well the capital gains / losses and therefore capital gains and declare everything. The commission or the extraction of the assets to a cold wallet is no excuse not to do it. All the best.

  4. I bought Monero in 2017 and I want to sell it now, the problem is that I bought it in Bitgrail which is no longer operational so I cannot extract the purchase records. How should I proceed?

    • Hi Victor, thank you very much for contacting us. Well, there is no way to proceed unfortunately. As you well know, and if you don't you should, Monero is a totally anonymous and opaque cryptoasset, and those are its defining characteristics. If you have lost any link to the banking system, there is no way to proceed.

  5. Hello,
    Currently, there has been a great proliferation of NFT jocs that, when entering, buy a cryptocurrency, they allow to collect tokens that can be exchanged for euros in an exchange com binance. In what way is this activity declared? Moltes Gràcies.

    • Hi Manel, some conscients and of fet estem, managing some related projects. The declaration depends on the other costs (if it is a professional economic activity or not, with a company or with a natural person, etc.). As always, the main problem of cryptocurrencies is to demonstrate to the bank that the origin of the funds is legal and traceable, something that is reported by compliance reports. If the seu objectiu is fer l'activitat mitjançant a company to Andorra hi has some forms of fer-ho, li recomanem contact-us at [email protected]

  6. Good Morning,

    I have a question regarding taxation. If I have bought the cryptocurrencies in Spain, and years later (hopefully) they revalue, could I change my tax residence to Andorra (obviously meeting all the necessary requirements) and declare those gains in Andorra? Or on the contrary, when being acquired in Spain, the profits must be declared in Spain?


    • Hello Nicolás, thank you very much for commenting.

      Indeed, I could do it without problem. At the level of income taxes (IRPF) and in this case with respect to capital gains, the income occurs once the operation in question is closed. That is to say: when it is sold.

      In this way, owning cryptocurrencies is not taxed for personal income tax, only for Wealth Tax (if applicable). If you have cryptocurrencies being a tax resident in Spain but do not close operations and then move to Andorra, become a tax resident here and once a resident sells those cryptocurrencies, the IRPF taxation would be made entirely in Andorra (10% with € 3,000 exempt income) .

    • Hi Nicolas,

      As I have answered in the other comment, not necessarily. The operation that involves income subject to taxation is considered carried out once the purchased assets are settled, so you could come to Andorra and sell them here, in such a way that the income would be taxed here.

  7. Hello, very good, I am Spanish and I have my tax residence in Spain. If it is the case that my only relevant assets is 1 million euros in crypto assets. Could I get tax residence in Andorra to sell them there? It is not necessary to leave a deposit of € 30,000 or € 40,000 in addition to other requirements to be a resident? But of course, if my capital is all in crypto assets, what would be the way to proceed?
    Thanks a hug.

    • Hi Ivan, thank you very much for commenting.

      Well, then, it would be necessary to better analyze your case to see if you could apply some type of exit tax, but in principle if you have only bought cryptocurrencies and have not sold or exchanged between them, you can perfectly move to Andorra and once as a resident sell them here, applying therefore the Andorran personal income tax on the income obtained. As always, it would be necessary to clarify it and study it better and see how to do everything.

      Regarding obtaining residency, you would have to either establish a company here or become a passive or non-profit resident, but for this you would have to liquidate a part of your capital (€ 25,000 approx in the case of a company, € 450,000 approx. In passive resident case).

  8. Buenas tardes. I am Spanish and I intend to reside in Andorra (passive residence) in the near future precisely motivated by the crypto issue. As I observe that in your comments there is a lot of knowledge on this subject, I would appreciate a lot if you could help me to solve some doubts.

    In Spain staking is declared as follows; All that you receive for staking should be included in “Income from movable capital”, that is, translated into Euros and at the price that that crypto was quoted at the time of receiving the tokens, as a consequence of this you will have to pay taxes from 19% to 26%. Later if you sell those tokens as the FIFO method is applied (sell first the ones that have been acquired first), therefore you do not sell the ones you have received, you sell the ones you bought at a much lower price and that is why you generate a " Capital gain ”that is also taxed from 19% to 26% in“ Capital gains and losses ”. All this, if they are large amounts, also makes you go up in the different sections of personal income tax, therefore the result of the income statement is something totally confiscatory so that you have practically no benefit left, even if you have to pay taxes. of equity, you are forced to sell part of the cryptocurrencies to meet your tax obligations, so that in a few years they completely decapitalize you.

    I know that in Andorra there is no wealth tax, but my question is: Would staking also be declared in that way in the personal income tax in Andorra; When you receive it, Capital returns. If you sell the tokens, Capital gains and losses (applying the FIFO method) or on the contrary, in Andorra, would NOT the capital returns be declared and only the gains and losses would be declared? .I understand that the sections in the personal income tax does not exist since the maximum is the 10% or there are also different sections depending on what is earned?

    Another question. Regarding the justification for the acquisition and possession of cryptocurrencies. With the bank receipts of the acquisition with Euros, as well as with the csv and screenshots of the operations in the exchanges in the crypto-crypto exchanges, will it be sufficient documentation to justify to the Andorran bank the total legality of cryptocurrencies owned? The current returns would already be justified with documents or with the traceability in the blockchain of the staking address.

    Thank you in advance for the help you can give me and I do not rule out asking you for any other information on any other issue related to the crypto issue, I note that you are on this matter and it is appreciated.

    A cordial greeting.

    • Hi José, thank you very much for your complete comment.

      In Andorra, the taxation of cryptocurrencies is similar to Spain and also dictated under jurisprudence by the DGT. And indeed, returns from staking have to be declared as capital returns and gains and losses as capital gains or losses.

      Of course, the difference, as it very well indicates, is that the Andorran personal income tax for the savings base is a single rate of the 10% with € 3,000 of income exempt from taxation. And on the other hand, there is no Wealth Tax.

      Regarding your last question, it would be necessary to analyze it more deeply and it also depends on the operation followed and the bank in which the funds received are going to be deposited. In principle, that should be enough, also depending on many things (the exchanges used, the operation carried out, the amount to be withdrawn, etc.).

      For more information we would have to make a formal consultation in the office.

  9. Hello, if I am a full-time investor and I want to move to Andorra to be able to sell part of my crypto, live as a passive resident, and invest there, what could I do? With an approximate portfolio of 5M dollars, the problem is that I have made a lot of changes between cryptocurrencies but I have most of the data on purchases / sales etc.

  10. Hello Andorra Insiders,

    Sóc andorrà i porto 1 anys invertint in cryptocurrencies.
    You buy them that I have fetched the cryptocurrencies from the COINBASE and BINANCE exchanges, they have signed the bank's debit card.

    Ara mateix has some benefits and I would be happy to re-enter a part d'aquests to the meu compte banking.

    I have verified the KYC meu and the VISA card to COINBASE and BINANCE, but, the bank compte not the puc to verify because they have said the exchanges suports that do not have agreement with our country.

    I suppose because here the SEPA transfers have to pay commissions to the rest of the countries members the mateixa transfer not the cap comissió.

    The question is:
    How could a part of the benefits of cryptocurrencies re-enter the bank compte andorrà?


    • Hi David, thank you for commenting.

      Donat that do not know in depth who is the seu cas, I can not tell what is missing. It is also true that some Andorran banking entities are more open to this type of operation and other menys.

      In qualsevol cas, it is possible if it is fully in order, that some of our clients fan constantment movements between the bank and the Binance and Coinbase compte. If the quantity is filled, it is possible to contact us and to propose a consultation to solve it.

  11. Very interesting, thanks for sharing. I have a query, suppose I have hypothetically created an nft project and sold it all and now I have a large sum of Ethereum. In this hypothetical case, would it be legitimate to move my crypto to the Andorran banking system since the funds come from the purchase of an artistic collectible? Thanks!

    • Hi Juan, thank you very much for commenting.

      Well obviously not. The banking entities would ask you for a lot of documentation about the operation carried out, the funds and the movements made. As you understand it is a very suspicious operation.

  12. Hello, I have quite a few cryptocurrencies of different types with many changes between them among other DeFi protocols where it is practically to have complete traceability. Together they have a high dollar value, would there be a way to settle in a bank showing only the entries of my current bank to an exchange like Coinbase?
    Thank you

    • Hi Ernesto, thanks for commenting.

      If the traceability of the funds is not clear, I am afraid that you will not be able to do anything with said cryptos. In fact, you should already be clear about it because according to Spanish legislation, as in Andorran law, each exchange between cryptocurrencies is considered an exchange and therefore an operation subject to capital gains tax. You have more information here:

      Therefore, even if we assume that it is possible to liquidate the funds, you have a tax problem with them.

  13. Hello, I am starting in this market and I have some doubts. I am from Spain and tax resident in Andorra. I see that most people ask about the sale of crypto, in my case being a resident here already, it seems the most obvious thing to do, selling them here. However, my doubts come about the purchase. I have an account in Spain and every month I bring legal money, from my payroll, to that account and I have thought if, due to commissions, it would be better to buy from Spain. Does anyone know how much it costs to exchange money from Andorra and how much from Spain? Can you also use revolut-type platforms from Andorra?

    Thank you.

    • Hi Gemma, thank you very much for your comment. As far as we know, in Binance and in general in most exchanges there are no commissions when a transfer payment is made, but in Andorra, given that banks apply commissions on international transfers, there are commissions from them. On the other hand, if it is purchased with a Visa card, a 3% commission applies. From Spain it will be cheaper but there are many banks that do not allow the purchase of cryptocurrencies with their funds. Finally, you can have Revolut in Andorra.

      • Can you have Revolut in Andorra? It doesn't even allow me to download the app.
        The only neo bank card that I could acquire in Andorra is that of Wise.

        • Hi Cristian, thanks for commenting.

          Indeed, I think you can no longer have Revolut. If I am not mistaken, what was done before was simply to inform that you were an Andorran resident and offer your Spanish DNI as documentation, and since they accept Andorran cards without any problem, you could use it without any problem. Of course, I don't know how KYC has changed now, maybe now it is more difficult or impossible to access it because they have increased the necessary documentation. In any case, it is obviously not recommended to manage large volumes in Revolut.

  14. Bonjour,
    Merci beaucoup pour vos précisions sur la fiscalité in Andorre.
    Cependant je ne trouve pas la réponse à suivante question:
    -Puis-je créer une société de mining avec adresse de domiciliation en Andorre (ou bureaux physiques en Andorre), in remaining résidant Français, tout en bénéficiant de la fiscalité de l'Andorre sur les sociétés 10%?

    Merci pour votre réponse

    • Salut Sam, thank you for your comment.

      Comme nous l'expliquons sur notre page sur la création d'entreprise en Andorre ( because it is not possible in general terms to believe the business demands economic substance, because it implies effective exercise of an economic activity in Andorra. Disons qu'il s'agit d'a question complexe et que, à quelques près exceptions, il n'est neither possible nor profitable d'ouvrir une société in Andorra as resident étranger.

  15. Bonjour Messieurs

    J'ai lire quelque part les les gains de MLM ne sont pas soumis à l'impôt,
    pouvez vous me confitmer cela
    avec mes remerciements
    Michael ROGER

    • Bonjour, what do you understand for MLM? En tout cas, ce n'est pas vrai. In Andorra, the benefits resulting from the sale of shares and funds are exonerated from the tax on the income of physical persons. Merci beaucoup pour avoir commenté.

  16. Hello. I have been investing in cryptocurrencies for many years. In 2013 I bought my first Bitcoins. The problem is that I bought through the BTC-E exchange which was later closed by the FBI. I could get the bank transfers, though maybe they won't be very clear… or maybe they'll be of some use. At least I have kept the old NXT wallets (2014), with them I managed to buy NEM shares.

    In the future I do not rule out contacting you, I would be interested in going to live in Andorra.

    All the best

    • Hello Iñaki, thank you very much for commenting.

      Well, then I am afraid that the subject will be difficult, but we could study it because we have a department exclusively for cryptocurrencies and blockchain and a lot of experience in dealing with them here in Andorra and with the most diverse cases. If you contact us and explain more, we will be happy to help you.

  17. Hello. I am a resident in Andorra and after downloading Binance. The verification has been correct and the problem I have is to deposit the funds with a card, since it tells me "in this country the card is not accepted" so I have no way to do a Deposit.
    Any solution?

    Thank you and greetings.

  18. Good morning Andorra Insiders team,

    Thank you in advance for the information you are sharing.

    In relation to the “Businessman or Entrepreneur” type of residence. Would it be possible to apply for this type of residence while the applicant resides in a rental property?
    Another question would be the cost of the residence, would it be possible to share these expenses (or an average) to have a day (costs of incorporation and maintenance of the company, provisions of social capital and the guarantee of the AFA, etc.)?

    Thank you very much in advance.

    • Hello Federico, thank you very much for commenting.

      In relation to your first question, of course it is possible to obtain a residence and self-employment permit if the holder resides in a rental home. Just show the contract.

      Regarding expenses, assuming the most frequent case (company and residence as an entrepreneur), a minimum capital of around €25,000 is required and the costs would be the self-employed fee (around €470), an agency service and the annual municipal fees that they are deducted from the amount to be paid for Corporation Tax.

  19. Добрый день! Interested in taking a position in the cryptocurrency:
    Анализируя ситуацию по рынку(на бирже Binance фьючерсы контракты ) я вижу точку входа для сетапа(входа в позицию) и я уверен в своем правильном анализе и что цена пойдет именно туда куда мне нужно для профита(заработка)
    Но что бы ддать позию еще боьше я занимаю and своих дрзей условно 10 т т т
    В итоге все пошо по лану и заработал нтой дделе 20 т т т ч ч ч с с с с с с с
    Вот возникает вопрос мне нжно патить налог тоьо с чистой прибыли?

    • Добрый день Николай,

      Я не знаю, живет он в Андорре или нет, но то, чем он занимается, является управлением капиталом третьей стороны, и поэтому оно регулируется и лицензируется в большинстве стран мира.

  20. Hello,

    Is there any chance that Andorra will tax cryptocurrency at 0%? I think 10% it's a bit of a mistake considering other countries like Germany and Portugal will tax it 0% if held over 365 days.

    Thank you for your time.


    • Hi David, thank you for your comment.

      At the moment, there is no forecast that this will happen in Andorra. However, given the great boom in projects and companies related to cryptocurrencies in the country, it is possible that in the future it could change. In addition, there are also associations from where we are exerting pressure. Even so, we cannot anticipate anything.

      Anyway, I agree with you that this tax treatment would be great.

  21. Good morning, thank you very much for all the information you provide, it is very interesting and easy to understand.

    I have a question regarding the new casino that is going to open soon in Andorra. Being instruments for money laundering, and taking into account Andorra's history as a tax haven and currently so interesting for crypto investors.

    Since, as you mentioned, these assets are highly susceptible to money laundering, according to your expert opinion, what would be the 3 biggest challenges for Andorra to follow an example in AML compliance?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Hello Carolina, thank you very much for your comment.

      First of all, I don't know what a casino has to do with crypto assets - they are two totally different things. In any case, very roughly, what Andorra must do is simply adjust to international legislation and standards on the matter, facilitate the declaration and provision of documentation of the legal capital of the activities and pursue and prevent at all costs that the illegal capital may end up in the institutions passing as lawful.

  22. Hello, I want to create a web page for the sale of NFTs, which will include NFTs created by us, obviously, we would set up the company in Andorra, and we would declare all sales of NFTs, my question is the following: What percentage is paid for the sale of NFT there in andorra? On the other hand, you manage the creation of companies in Andorra, I imagine so, but I ask to know

    a cordial greeting

    • Hi Raphael, thank you very much for commenting.

      Regarding your question, it obviously depends on the NFTs and their function, because in the end NFT is a technology that can be applied in many ways. It is not the same to sell an NFTART than to apply NFTs as certificates for many different things, nor is it the same to use NFTs as rewards in video games than to use them as economic rights to exploit real estate or as a community or company utility token.

      Of course, our office specializes in establishing entrepreneurs and businesses in the Principality of Andorra and we have first-hand contact with the country's institutions. In addition, we have a Crypto-assets and Blockchain department dedicated to this purpose and numerous profiles of crypto-asset businesses and professionals: starting with traders and from Play-To-Earn video game developers to real estate tokenization companies. NFT releases are already commonplace. There are also many developers specialized in Web3 in the country.

  23. Good afternoon Jose
    If, being a tax resident in Andorra, I create and sell nft through opensea (or any other platform) without being a company, the only tax I would pay would be income tax at 10%, right?
    -Do I have to apply igi?
    -Are there limits of € for which it would be considered a professional activity and not a hobby?
    -The withdrawal to Fiat would be done with a verified binance account but the buyers in open sea tend to be anonymous Wallets, is that a problem?
    -I understand that I am not obliged to use an Andorran bank account to withdraw the funds to myself, so in my rent the type of information that I have to present in any case is only the sending and receiving hashes, right?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Hi Alex, thank you very much for commenting.

      I am afraid that these doubts would require a more specific analysis, since everything depends on many factors. I recommend you contact us at [email protected] in case you are interested so that we can quote you a consultation about it.

  24. Hi, Andorra sóc i tinc cryptos in an Exchange. Vaig comprant i venent amb pèrdues i guanys. Tot però remains at the Exchange at the moment both in fiat and in cryptos. I would like to know at what moment I have to pay taxes: when I have benefited from more than 3000 $ to the Exchange or at the moment of returning the money to my bank with a transfer?
    Thank you very much and bon any

    • Hi David, many thanks for commenting.

      Obviously, the operation subject to taxation is independent of whether you withdraw the amount from the Exchange or not and, therefore, you have to pay equally. It is to say: when tingui has to pay more than €3000 of benefits to the Exchange, and declare-ho tingui the benefits that tingui.

  25. Hello! Thank you for your good service! A person who is Andorran or resident in Andorra and who has bought cryptocurrencies in a very small quantity, before the end of the entry into force of the IRPF, but who has more than 3,000 euros of benefit, with income from fiscally regularize these movements. Donem per fet that mai has declared these movements. Els declares in the next statement? (It will not be taxed because more than 3,000 euros have guanyat and can be finns and all of the last fiscal year has lost, right?).

    • Hello Maclet! Many thanks for commenting.

      In theory, the benefits and capital losses would have to be declared in each fiscal year from the entry into force of the IRPF, but obviously there it was very complicated dealing with cryptocurrencies and such an impost recent. If, more than a day later, you have had more than €3,000 of benefit, I fear that the thing is not relevant, since it is not even taxable for the personal income tax base (unless you have other guanys capital).

  26. Bon dia,
    Many thanks for the time you spend answering your comments, it is of great value.
    In case of having some cryptos bought in cash from an establishment but with the diners they have been trets d'un caixer, in this case the traceability would not cause a problem, I mean. For the residence in Andorra, if you have some cryptos with a considerable amount of value, for the residence exchange cap to Andorra, it is possible to have all the procedures of passive residence and a cop fets and have the residence in the sell to be able to contribute the necessary capital to be a resident passiu or cal first fer l'aportació of necessary capital. thank you

    • Hi Ferran,

      What I would recommend is that you contact either be amb nosaltres per privat or be amb altres professionals per tal de rebre assessment professional. It seems that the case is complex and would require an in-depth study of the case.

      Thanks for the comments, in all cases ????

  27. Hello Good afternoon, a pleasure to greet you.
    I live in Spain, and my activity is cryptocurrency trading, from fiat to crypto and from crypto to fiat. My question is, can I do it in Andorra? What would I need to carry out this activity in Andorra?
    I use recognized platforms for example BINANCE.
    I would appreciate any information possible.
    Thanks in advance.

  28. Hello Jose,

    Thanks for the great article and for taking the time to reply to all the comments. It is to be thankful.

    Here my query. Now that Ethereum has moved to PoS, let's say I have a node with one or more validators. As the rewards generated are received in the same currency, ETH, what would taxation be like in Andorra in this case? There is really no sale and no exchange, although obviously there is a possible increase in the amount of the asset by way of variable interest, as long as there are obviously no penalties. Is staking considered in Andorra in the same way as in Spain, as Income from Movable Capital? I use CoinTracking.

    I haven't seen any questions in the comments about staking, so I'll leave it there. Thanks in advance for any clarification on this.

    Additional consultation. When we talk about the first €3,000 being exempt from personal income tax, I understand that we are only talking about capital income. Since if you have a separate professional activity, such as a titled profession in my case, the first €24,000 are also exempt. Is it so?

    All the best

    • Hello Jamie, thank you very much for your comment.

      I'm afraid that would require more specific consultation and study, as it depends on various things such as who performs the operation, how, and under what circumstances. Indeed, the €3,000 exempt from personal income tax is based on savings.

  29. Bones,
    I have invested in cryptocurrencies, I have earned quite a bit in a short time, but there is no way for me to return the funds, I only want to increase the daily limit of the card, which my bank does not allow, I have explain but they insist, I spend several weeks, hours on the phone, in my case, according to them to be able to transfer what I have guaranteed because my bank thinks it is an illicit transaction. What the hell?

    • Hello Helena, many thanks for your comment.

      Are you an Andorran resident? Obviously, you must provide proof and documentation that certifies that the origin of the funds is legal. This is a common problem in the crypto world… If you contact us privately we will probably be able to help.

      • Hello, sorry, I didn't see your reply and I just sent another missatge. Soc Andorrana, I don't know if the problem could come from here, how can I contact you privately?

  30. Hello,
    On Dec. Helena I visited Andorra. I have purchased cryptocurrencies using a platform dedicated solely to this, but there are several problems with the banks I work to pay for the one I have guaranteed, what can I do?


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Cryptocurrencies in Andorra: Bitcoin and other crypto
Jose Sanchis, Abast Technology and Systems Specialist, Andorra Insiders
Jose Sanchis

ABAST Technology and Systems Specialist


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