Legislation/Regulation

House Tax Provision is Bad News for Crypto

Capitol Hill continues to impose tax increases on cryptocurrencies. This time, Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) of the House Ways and Means Committee released text for the tax portion of the budget reconciliation bill, which includes a section that restricts crypto investors from being able to deduct losses on certain transactions.

Legislation/Regulation

Wyden’s Derivatives Tax Harms Retail Investors

Last month, Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced legislation that would severely increase the tax burden on the multi-trillion-dollar derivatives market. There is a chance that the looming $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill could include this tax hike on derivatives contracts, which would harm everyday investors trading on platforms…

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Op-Ed: Biden’s Policies on Crypto Resemble China

In an op-ed published in Townhall today, Americans for Tax Reform Federal Affairs Manager, Bryan Bashur, highlights the Biden administration’s animosity toward the cryptocurrency industry.  The Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, and Securities and Exchange Commission are all implementing policies that resemble China’s crackdown on cryptocurrencies. Recently, the Treasury Department lobbied…

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Elizabeth Warren’s Call for More SEC Regulations Will Harm Individual Investors

Click here to view the Townhall piece. The wolves of Wall Street have evolved and now some reside on Main Street. GameStop’s market rally saw wide price swings in the stock with some brokerage services prohibiting investors’ ability to purchase shares. Democrats have called for more regulations from…

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SEC Adopts Rules to Prohibit the use of Leveraged/Inverse Funds

On October 28, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a rule that will dramatically change the use of derivative instruments and certain related transactions by mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and business development companies. SAF is opposed to the Commission’s adoption of Rule 18f-4, which represents an…

Legislation/Regulation

Financial Regulators Adopt Changes to Sections of the Volcker Rule

On June 25, 2020, the Federal Reserve Board approved an amendment to streamline the definition of the “covered funds” provision in the Volcker Rule, a regulation promulgated from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that limited financial institutions’ ability to conduct proprietary trading activities.