Corporate Transparency Act

In order to ensure greater transparency and accountability, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) mandates that specific organizations submit a report to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The following articles delve into the details of the CTA, examining why it is so significant and exploring its potential impact on the business world in the coming years.

On January 1, 2021, Congress enacted the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”) as part of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 and its annual National Defense Authorization Act. The new legislation requires certain entities to report information about their owners, management and the individuals who helped create the entities to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”). The information reported to FinCEN is intended to assist law enforcement in combating money laundering, tax fraud, terrorist financing, and other unlawful activities that occur through shell and front companies.Continue Reading The Corporate Transparency Act (Part 1): An Overview

On January 1, 2021, Congress enacted the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”) as part of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 and its annual National Defense Authorization Act. The new legislation requires certain entities to report information about their owners, management and the individuals who helped create the entities to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”). The information reported to FinCEN is intended to assist law enforcement in combating money laundering, tax fraud, terrorist financing, and other unlawful activities that occur through shell and front companies.

This is the second article in a new series about the CTA. This edition will provide a more detailed look at the exemptions from reporting requirements under the CTA. Continue Reading The Corporate Transparency Act (Part 2): Exemptions from the Reporting Requirements

On January 1, 2021, Congress enacted the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”) as part of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 and its annual National Defense Authorization Act. The new legislation requires certain entities to report information about their owners, management and the individuals who helped create the entities to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”). The information reported to FinCEN is intended to assist law enforcement in combating money laundering, tax fraud, terrorist financing, and other unlawful activities that occur through shell and front companies.

This is the third article in a new series about the CTA. This edition will outline the information required to be reported to FinCEN by reporting companies and highlight the timeline for reporting such information.Continue Reading The Corporate Transparency Act (Part 3): Reporting Requirements

On January 1, 2021, Congress enacted the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”) as part of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 and its annual National Defense Authorization Act. The new legislation requires certain entities to report information about their owners, management and the individuals who helped create the entities to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”). The information reported to FinCEN is intended to assist law enforcement in combating money laundering, tax fraud, terrorist financing, and other unlawful activities that occur through shell and front companies.

This is the fourth article in a new series about the CTA. This edition highlights which individuals qualify as “beneficial owners” and “company applicants” of reporting companies and further explains the unique identifier that such individuals can apply for through FinCEN.  For more detail on what specific information is required to be reported for beneficial owners and company applicants, please read our other articles in this series: The Corporate Transparency Act (Parts 1-4).Continue Reading The Corporate Transparency Act (Part 4): Beneficial Owners and Company Applicants Defined Under the CTA

In a significant step toward a future of heightened corporate transparency, the bipartisan Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) is prepared to roll out as of January 1, 2024. This new legislation, issued by the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) under the broad provisions of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, aims to set forth fresh reporting obligations for corporations pertaining to their beneficial ownership and organizers— though it is essential to bear in mind that some exceptions are in place.Continue Reading Corporate Transparency Act (CTA)