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New Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements: Effective 1-1-2024

In 2021, Congress enacted the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). This law creates a beneficial ownership information-reporting requirement as part of the U.S. government’s efforts to make it harder for bad actors to hide or benefit from their ill-gotten gains through shell companies or other opaque ownership structures.

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has published a Small Entity Compliance Guide (see attached) to assist the small business community in complying with the beneficial ownership information (BOI) reporting rule. Starting January 1, 2024, many entities created in or registered to do business in the United States will be required to report information about their beneficial owners — the individuals who ultimately own or control a company — reports to FinCEN.

Among other things, the Guide:

• Describes each of the BOI reporting rule’s provisions in simple, easy-to-read language;

• Answers key questions; and

• Provides interactive checklists, infographics, and other tools to assist businesses in complying with the BOI reporting rule.

Small Entity Compliance Guide:

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