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Federal Corporate Transparency Act: What It Means for Business Owners

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Letty Laskowski
Apr 17, 2024
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If you own any type of business entity or are thinking of forming one, the federal Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) likely applies to you. Beginning January 1, 2024 LLCs and Corporations are responsible for filing Beneficial Ownership Information (“BOI”) with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) of the US Department of the Treasury through its online portal

The FinCEN website offers a host of reference materials and guidance for BOI filing, including a small entity compliance guide (

Under the FinCEN requirements reporting companies created or registered on or after January 1, 2024, and before January 1, 2025, have 90 calendar days after receiving actual or public notice that their company’s creation or registration is effective to file their initial BOI reports.  Specifically, “this 90-calendar day deadline runs from the time the company receives actual notice that its creation or registration is effective, or after a secretary of state or similar office first provides public notice of its creation or registration, whichever is earlier.” Reporting companies created or registered before January 1, 2024, will have one year (until January 1, 2025) to file their initial reports.

If you have questions relating to the Federal Corporate Transparency Act or the New York State LLC Transparency Act, how they might affect your entity or potential planning opportunities, contact our business attorneys, Michael F. McConville at or 585-512-3520 or Letty Laskowski at or 585-512-3538.

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