Coin Center, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit blockchain advocacy group, has filed a lawsuit against the US Treasury Department for allegedly making an unconstitutional amendment to a controversial infrastructure bill.

Coin Center claim information about plaintiffs and defendants. Source: File: 5:22-cv-00149-KKC.
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In the official ad, Coin Center announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the Department of the Treasury in federal district court challenging the enforcement of Section 6050I reporting requirements under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. lawsuit read:

“In 2021, President Biden and Congress amended a little-known tax reporting mandate. If the amendment is allowed to go into effect, it will introduce a regime of mass surveillance of ordinary Americans.”

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Amendment 6050I requires individuals and entities to report information regarding all incoming transactions of $10,000 or more, including sender’s name, date of birth, and social security number.

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Coin Center highlighted in its announcement how the amendment will affect the entire crypto community, including NGOs that receive anonymous donations and non-fungible token (NFT) implementers, who will be required to disclose their client’s personal information to the government.

In the first lawsuit, Coin Center argued that regulation 6050I was not intended to collect information about third parties, but rather focused on information about the general public involved in cryptocurrency transactions.

“The second requirement concerns our freedom of association,” the company added, pointing to a Supreme Court ruling that prohibits the government from forcing organizations to maintain and disclose membership lists.

In closing, Coin Center reached out to the crypto community for support, stating that:

“We are considering adding additional co-plaintiffs to this lawsuit, so if you fit this description and are interested, please contact us.”

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