Find Out If Your Business Needs to Report to FinCen in 2024.

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The Corporate Transparency Act, or CTA, went into effect on January 1st, 2024.  It requires “beneficial owners” of “new” (formed on 1/1/2024 or after) “small businesses” (less than 500 employees and US-revenue under $5M) to report the personal information to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Division of the Department of Treasury, or FinCEN, within 90 days of forming a new company.

Beneficial owners are identified by the CTA as individuals who exercise substantial control over a registered entity (i.e., LLC or Corporation), directly or indirectly own 25% or more of the registered entity, or receives substantial economic benefits from the assets of the registered entity.

All small businesses, not just new ones, will need to report by January 1st, 2025.

The law applies to all new corporations and LLCs formed after the effective date, as well as to existing companies. There will be some exceptions, however, including publicly traded companies, certain financial institutions, and government agencies.

Everyone is required to update any changing information, when it occurs, within 30 days. This includes things such as updating your residential address should you move, or your name should you marry and change your name.  This also includes, of course, changes to ownership information of the company, address changes should the company move or expand into other states, and more.

With the possibility of daily fines and jail time, no one wants to find out they have missed deadlines or misunderstood the intent of the law.

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