Airdrops and tax

I have a somewhat weird question regarding the possible taxing of profit received via airdrops. Thinking about countries where one has to pay tax on any of their crypto profits.

I understand the tax one has to pay for sending money to an exchange, getting profit and converting back to fiat. But what about airdrops, that are kind of gifts really, meaning you had nothing to do with spending money to get profit. You just get money out of thin air. So does any tax law apply to it?

Im hoping someone has any insight on this topic. Sorry for posting it here, I couldnt post it to cryptocurrencies subreddit, because of low karma.

Submitted January 28, 2019 at 04:20AM }
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