In the ever-evolving landscape of corporate regulations, staying informed is not just an option, but a necessity. The forthcoming Corporate Transparency Act is set to introduce significant changes to reporting requirements for companies, impacting businesses of all sizes, including small businesses. As trusted advisors, Caress Law is committed to keeping its clients well-prepared and compliant in the face of these regulatory changes.
The Corporate Transparency Act took effect on January 1, 2024 and aims to enhance transparency and combat illicit financial activities by requiring businesses of all sizes to disclose beneficial ownership information. This entails disclosing the identities of individuals who exercise substantial control over the company, or who own 25% of the reporting company, offering greater transparency to prevent money laundering and other financial crimes.
According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the Act targets businesses that meet specific criteria; including reporting companies engaged in trade or business within the United States, along with companies that fall under the broader definition of a “reporting company” under the Act’s provisions. This encompasses various business structures, from corporations to limited liability companies.
Knowledge and preparation are the best way to get ahead and learn about these changes. Businesses have one year to be in compliance beginning January 1, 2024. We encourage you to stay informed about the Corporate Transparency Act and its implications for your company.
For a comprehensive understanding of the Act’s requirements and how they may impact your business, always consult legal experts who can offer insight and help your business prepare for intricate reporting requirements.
With only one year to be in compliance, it’s crucial for businesses to proactively assess their status and potential obligations under the Corporate Transparency Act. Let our team help you navigate these changes and emerge stronger on the other side. Call us at (503) 292-8990 or fill out the contact form below.
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