BOI FAQs: The Reporting Process
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When will FinCEN accept beneficial ownership information reports?
FinCEN will begin accepting beneficial ownership information reports on January 1, 2024. Beneficial ownership information reports will not be accepted before then.
Will there be a fee for submitting a beneficial ownership information report to FinCEN?
No. There is no fee for submitting your beneficial ownership information report to FinCEN.
How will I report my company’s beneficial ownership information?
If you are required to report your company’s beneficial ownership information to FinCEN, you will do so electronically through a secure filing system available via FinCEN’s BOI E-Filing website.
Where can I find the form to report?
Access the form by going to FinCEN’s BOI E-Filing website (https://boiefiling.fincen.gov) and select “File BOIR.”
Is a reporting company required to use an attorney or a certified public accountant (CPA) to submit beneficial ownership information to FinCEN?
No. FinCEN expects that many, if not most, reporting companies will be able to submit their beneficial ownership information to FinCEN on their own using the guidance FinCEN has issued. Reporting companies that need help meeting their reporting obligations can consult with professional service providers such as lawyers or accountants.
Who can file a BOI report on behalf of a reporting company, and what information will be collected on filers?
Anyone whom the reporting company authorizes to act on its behalf—such as an employee, owner, or third-party service provider—may file a BOI report on the reporting company’s behalf. When submitting the BOI report, individual filers should be prepared to provide basic contact information about themselves, including their name and email address or phone number.
Will a reporting company need to report any other information in addition to information about its beneficial owners?
Yes. The information that needs to be reported, however, depends on when the company was created or registered.
- If a reporting company is created or registered on or after January 1, 2024, the reporting company will need to report information about itself, its beneficial owners, and its company applicants.
- If a reporting company was created or registered before January 1, 2024, the reporting company only needs to provide information about itself and its beneficial owners. The reporting company does not need to provide information about its company applicants.
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