The U.S. Senate Finance Committee working group charged with examining the business income tax code released its report Wednesday with recommendations for reforms. It contained no mention of altering credit unions’ tax status in any way.
Under the headline "Credit Unions, Taxes, and Dishonest Bankers," Ryan Ellis wrote in Forbes that banks' attacks on the credit union tax status aren't "about fairness, or tax reform, or even good public policy."
Human trafficking, money laundering, trade-based money laundering and terrorist financing all come with their own sets of red flags for financial institutions. In addition, entities such as money services businesses and cash-intensive businesses can be legitimate, but also have potential to be used for illicit activities.