In an effort to combat money laundering and the funding of terrorism in the United States, the U.S. Department of Treasury has implemented the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”), which was enacted as part of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020. The CTA is effective January 1, 2024 and will require qualifying companies to report and file certain information with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”). FinCEN plans to store this information in a secure nonpublic database called the Beneficial Ownership Secure System (“BOSS”), however, FinCEN is still developing the infrastructure of this system.
Who Must Report
The CTA requires entities qualifying as “reporting companies” to report the information noted below to FinCEN. Reporting companies are domestic corporations, limited liability companies, or other similar entities (or foreign entities that have filed to do business in the U.S.) that: (1) have 20 or fewer employees, (2) have less than $5,000,000 in gross receipts or sales as reflected in the previous year’s federal tax return, and (3) do not otherwise meet the requirements of one of the exemptions described in the CTA.