Coin and Bullion Dealers, Tell Congress to Support Changes to AML Act of 2020

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.

by National Coin and Bullion Association l Published on June 10, 2021

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;
Read “What Does Anti-Money Laundering Have To Do With My Company?” at https://bit.ly/2RS5jXd.


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Source: National Coin and Bullion Association

National Coin and Bullion Association image The Industry Council for Tangible Assets, dba “National Coin & Bullion Association,” is a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt trade association dedicated to the coins, currency, and precious-metals bullion communities for over 36 years. NCBA exists to promote and safeguard the interests of its members, serving as the industry’s watchdog to maintain a favorable legislative and regulatory climate in the United States federal government and individual state governments. The association provides a medium through which its members may confer, consult, cooperate with, and educate governmental and other agencies to solve problems affecting their businesses. NCBA also offers its members assistance and information on new and existing laws and regulations and promotes harmony and cooperation among its members to advance the welfare of the numismatic communities.