The Corporate Transparency Act- A New FinCEN Filing Requirement With Significant Delinquency Penalties

The Corporate Transparency Act- A New FinCEN Filing Requirement With Significant Delinquency Penalties

Tax Law
By Anthony Diosdi The Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) was enacted on January 1, 2021, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”). It effectively creates a national beneficial ownership registry. The CTA requires certain business entities to report beneficial owners and “applicants” to FinCEN. CTA is intended to strengthen anti-money laundering laws and countering terrorism financing. Section 6403(a)(b) of the CTA requires that, starting in 2022, newly formed U.S. corporations, limited liability companies, and certain other entities classified as a “reporting company” must report their beneficial ownership to Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“FinCEN”) at the time of formation or registration. Pre-existing reporting companies (those formed before the effective date of the CTA regulations), likely will start reporting in 2024, two years after…
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