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Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) Resource Center

DBL is here to guide you through the Corporate Transparency Act

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What is the Corporate Transparency Act?

On January 1, 2024 the CTA was enacted to enhance corporate transparency and combat financial crime. It imposes mandatory obligations on certain companies operating in the United States, including international entities registered to do business in the United States. Once effective, a wide range of companies will be required to provide personal information about their beneficial owners to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

Is your entity a "reporting company"?

A “Reporting Company” is any corporation, LLC, or other legal entity formed under U.S. law, and any foreign legal entity registered to conduct business in the U.S., by filing a document with a state or tribal government office.

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Does your entity meet any of the exemptions?

There are 23 types of exempt entities, most of which fall into the following categories:

A large operating company

Certain entities already subject to significant U.S. government regulation

An inactive entity

Subsidiaries of certain exempt entities under the CTA

Exempt entities are required to certify to FinCEN that they are exempt from the reporting requirements of the CTA.

WHAT INFORMATION WILL YOU NEED TO PROVIDE TO FinCEN?

The Corporate Transparency Act requires Reporting Companies to disclose their “beneficial owners” to the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”).

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With certain exceptions, a “beneficial owner” is anyone who owns or controls a 25% or greater ownership interest in, or exercises “substantial control” over, the Reporting Company.

For entities formed on or after January 1, 2024, information about the “Company Applicants” (e.g., individuals who directed or controlled the filing of the document that created or registered the Reporting Company).

WHEN IS THE FILING DEADLINE?

Existing entities formed before January 1, 2024:

Before January 1, 2025

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New entities formed or registered from January 1, 2024 -December 31, 2024:

Within 90 days of formation

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New entities created or registered on or after January 1, 2025:

Within 30 days of formation

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Amendments:

Within 30 days of of any information change

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Existing entities formed before January 1, 2024 must file within:

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The deadline has passed. The end of the filing deadline was December 31, 2024.

Failure to comply will result in a $500 per day ($10,000 maximum) fine and a maximum of 2 years in prison.

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