The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 became law on January 1, 2021, and Congress is currently developing many specific regulations related to the act. Several components of the new law that are still to be finalized will directly impact the numismatic and bullion industry, including:
- Raising the minimum threshold for reporting “Currency in excess of $10,000 received in a trade or business,” (Form 8300) from $10,000 to a higher amount.
- Raising the threshold for needing an Anti-Money Laundering program in place from $50,000 (both buying $50,000 and selling $50,000 of “Cover Goods” during a year) to a higher amount.
- Clarifying the reporting requirements for and minimizing the impact of the Corporate Transparency Act on your business. This is the most complex component of the new AML Act.
- Finally, ancient coins dealers should be concerned about the definition of an “antiquity” and what reporting thresholds should apply. The Global Heritage Alliance, a group that advocates for stakeholders in the antiquities industry, is taking the lead on the Antiquities component of the new AML Act of 2020.
NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION
NCBA has created sample letters for you to send to Congress that point out the burdens placed on small business owners they can address as these regulations are decided. The window of opportunity to help shape the final regulations will close soon, so please use the provided letters to contact your representative and senators TODAY.
To find your US representative, visit https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative.
To download the sample letter to your representative, visit https://bit.ly/2T8KyHg.
To find your US senators, visit https://www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm.
To download the sample letter to your senators, visit https://bit.ly/3wa5NHa.
For further information, read The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 at https://bit.ly/2Sbq0xL.