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Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Issues Guidance on Virtual Currency
Authors: Deborah S. Thoren-Peden, JiJi Park, Amy L. Pierce, Elsa S. Broeker
FinCEN recently issued interpretive guidance to clarify that it views certain activities involving convertible virtual currencies as money transmission services under the Bank Secrecy Act and FinCEN regulations. If your business involves creating, obtaining, distributing, exchanging, accepting, or transmitting virtual currencies, you may be subject to FinCEN’s registration, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements.
Federal Housing Finance Agency Proposes New Rules on Lender-Placed Insurance
Author: Robert L. Wallan
On March 29, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) proposed consideration of new regulation on lender-placed insurance. The FHFA specifically requested public input concerning sales commissions and reinsurance activities, but indicated that it plans a broader review of issues relating to the market for lender-placed insurance. Lender-placed insurance has long raised regulatory and litigation concerns, and the prospect of new FHFA regulation impacting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is an issue lenders will want to consider.
Gays and Conservatives Both Have Exemption Battles With the IRS
Source: Journal of Taxation of Exempt Organizations
Authors: Jeffery L. Yablon
Given the recent news about alleged political bias at the Internal Revenue Service against certain conservative groups, this article, written in 1998 by Pillsbury partner Jeffery Yablon, provides a timely analysis on allegations of bias by the IRS and considers how existing tax rules can be made less vague and subjective.