…In the meantime, the IRS continues to seek out John Doe summons. On Aug. 15, 2022, a California federal court authorized the IRS to serve a John Doe summons on SFOX, seeking information about US taxpayers who conducted at least $20,000 in crypto transactions between 2016 and 2021 with or through SFOX. Another set of John Doe summons were authorized on Sept. 22, 2022, requiring M.Y. Safra Bank to produce similar information targeting customers who might have used banking services that M.Y. Safra Bank offered to SFOX customers. As part of its argument, the IRS noted that investigations have identified at least ten US taxpayers who used SFOX’s services for cryptocurrency transactions but failed to report those transactions to the IRS.

Harper is represented by the New Civil Liberties Alliance in Harper v. Rettig, No. 20-cv-771-JD (D.N.H 2022). You can find out more about the lawsuit here

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