US House of Representatives Passes $1.2 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill



Reports said that the United States House of Representatives passed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill which, if signed into law by President Joe Biden, would enforce new provisions in relation to crypto-tax reporting for all citizens.


It has been reported that the infrastructure bill was first proposed by the Biden administration aimed at primarily improving the national transport network and internet coverage.


However, the bill mandated stringent reporting requirements for the crypto community, requiring all digital asset transactions worth more than $10,000 to be reported to the IRS.


The report said that the bill was first approved by the Senate on August 10 with a 69-30 vote, which was met with a proposal to compromise amendment by a group of six senators — Pat Toomey, Cynthia Lummis, Rob Portman, Mark Warner, Kyrsten Sinema, and Ron Wyden.


Toomey said:

“This legislation imposes a badly flawed, and in some cases unworkable, cryptocurrency tax reporting mandate that threatens future technological innovation.”

Likewise, despite the lack of clarity in the bill’s verbatim, the infrastructure bill intends to treat the crypto community’s software developers, transaction validators, and node operators similar to the brokers of the traditional institutions. The House of Representatives passed the controversial infrastructure bill to President Biden after securing a win of 228-206 votes.

In addition, the crypto community showed concerns over the vague description of the word ‘broker’ that may consequently impose unrealistic tax reporting requirements for sub-communities such as the miners. In addition, the crypto community showed concerns over the vague description of the word ‘broker’ that may consequently impose unrealistic tax reporting requirements for sub-communities such as the miners. Legal experts recommended amendments to the infrastructure bill that considers failure to report digital asset transactions as a criminal offense.


Thus, Abraham Sutherland, a lecturer from the University of Virginia School, said:

“It’s bad for all users of digital assets, but it’s especially bad for decentralized finance. The statute would not ban DeFi outright. Instead, it imposes reporting requirements that, given the way DeFi works, would make it impossible to comply.”

Source: Cointelegraph



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