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FinCEN Updates: FinCEN Seeks Comments on the Information to be Collected from Authorized Recipients Requesting Beneficial Ownership Information

The information below is available at Fincen.gov. 

The Department of the Treasury, on behalf of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), will publish in the Federal Register a 30-day notice pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) for beneficial ownership information requests (BOI requests). This notice follows a 60-day notice on BOI requests that FinCEN previously issued for public comment.

The 30-day notice seeks comment on the information to be collected from certain authorized recipients requesting access to beneficial ownership information, consistent with the requirements of the Beneficial Ownership Information Access and Safeguards Rule.  The Corporate Transparency Act authorizes government agencies as well as financial institutions and their regulators to obtain beneficial ownership information under certain specified circumstances for national security and law enforcement purposes.

This 30-day notice gives the public an opportunity to comment on: (1) the information to be collected from certain persons requesting beneficial ownership information from FinCEN; and (2) FinCEN’s estimate of the burden involved in the information collection. Comments must be submitted by August 22, 2024.

Federal Register Notice: https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection/2024-16174/agency-information-collection-activities-proposals-submissions-and-approvals-beneficial-ownership

FinCEN Updates Frequently Asked Questions on Beneficial Ownership Information

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has updated its Beneficial Ownership Information Frequently Asked Questions to include responses to questions about entities that have ceased to exist.

To find out more about the reporting process, visit https://www.fincen.gov/boi.

Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.fincen.gov/boi-faqs

Alert: FinCEN has learned of fraudulent attempts to solicit information from individuals and entities who may be subject to reporting requirements under the Corporate Transparency Act.
These fraudulent scams may include:

Correspondence that asks the recipient to click on a URL or to scan a QR code. Those e- mails or letters are fraudulent. Do not click any suspicious links or attachments or scan any QR codes in emails, on websites, or in any unsolicited mailings.

Correspondence that references a «Form 4022,» or an «Important Compliance Notice.» This correspondence is fraudulent. FinCEN does not have a «Form 4022.» Do not send BOI to anyone by completing these forms. Correspondence or other documents referencing a «US Business Regulations Dept.» This correspondence is fraudulent; there is no government entity by this name.

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