Wednesday January 25, 2023 – American taxpayers may have reason to rejoice as Republican lawmakers introduced the Stop the Nosy Obsession with Online Payments (SNOOP) Act on Tuesday. The bill, if passed, would put an end to the Biden Administration’s new requirement passed in the American Rescue Plan of 2021, for Americans to report online transactions over $600.
As reported here, The IRS recently announced a “delay for implementation of $600 reporting threshold for third-party payment platforms’ Forms 1099-K.” California Rep. Michelle Steel and Tennessee Sen. Bill Hagerty are leading this effort in their respective chambers of Congress, looking to nix this intrusive policy forever, which is a weaponization of government against hardworking citizens.
Americans have long been wary of the government’s ability to intrude on their personal lives and financial information. But this new policy would have required all third-party platforms to report all online transactions over $600 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This policy would leave no room for privacy between a citizen and the government.
The SNOOP Act would revert back to the old rules, where third parties reported amounts of $20,000.00 or more AND 200 transactions.
Attorney Steven A. Leahy reports on these developments on Today’s Tax Talk.