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S. 3056: Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act

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That could buy you 600 items from the McDonald’s dollar menu.


To detect money laundering and other crimes, federal regulations mandate that banks report certain financial information to the government. For example, under the Bank Secrecy Act, banks must report cash transactions above $10,000. The rationale is that such thresholds are sufficiently high that they’re unlikely to ensnare middle-income or lower-income individuals or businesses.

But a new proposal from the Joe Biden Administration, with a far lower threshold than $10,000, has worried many. A proposed rule would require banks to provide the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) information about customer accounts with annual withdrawals or deposits above $600. More than 100 million household accounts and millions of business accounts would be affected.

Under the current version of the proposal, …

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Tim Scott

Sponsor. Junior Senator for South Carolina. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 21, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Oct 21, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Oct 21, 2021

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49 Cosponsors (49 Republicans)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Oct 21, 2021

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