Beneficial Ownership Information

As of Jan 1, 2024 as a part of the Corporate Transparency Act, a new federal mandate requires that Corporations, LLC’s or a company registered with the secretary of state file a Beneficial Ownership Information Report to avoid criminal and civil penalties by disclosing information about the individuals who directly or indirectly own or control your company with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

A beneficial owner is any individual who, directly or indirectly:

Exercises substantial control over a reporting company; or owns or controls at least
25 percent of the ownership interests of a reporting company.

This report is not part of your income tax and must be filed at the FinCen website.
If your company already exists as of January 1, 2024, it must file its initial BOI report by January 1, 2025. If your company is created or registered to do business in the United States on or after January 1, 2024, and before January 1, 2025, it will have 90 calendar days after receiving actual or public notice that the company’s creation or registration is effective to file its initial BOI report. If your company is created or registered on or after January 1, 2025, it will have 30 calendar days from actual or public notice that its creation or registration is effective to file its initial BOI report. Any changes need to be reported within 30 days

The following are examples of changes that would require an updated BOI report:

• Any change to the information reported for the reporting company, such as registering a new DBA. 
• A change in beneficial owners, such as a new Chief Executive Officer, a sale that changes who meets the ownership interest threshold of 25 percent, or the death of a beneficial owner.
     Note: When a beneficial owner dies, resulting in changes to the reporting company’s beneficial owners, report those changes within 30 days of when the deceased beneficial owner’s estate is settled. The updated report should, to the extent appropriate, identify any new beneficial owners. 
• Any change to a beneficial owner’s name, address, or unique identifying number provided in a BOI report.
    Note: If a beneficial owner obtained a new driver’s license or other identifying document that includes the changed name, address, or identifying number, the reporting company also would have to file an updated beneficial ownership information report with FinCEN, including an image of the new identifying document