How to Submit BOIR (Beneficial Ownership Information Report)

The Beneficial Ownership Information Report (BOIR) is a crucial requirement under the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) to combat financial crimes by increasing transparency around business ownership. Managed by FinCEN, it mandates companies to disclose their beneficial owners. Here’s a guide on filing:

Key Points of BOIR

Purpose: The BOIR aims to deter financial crimes, enhance national security, and protect consumers by identifying beneficial owners behind business entities.

Who Must File: Corporations, LLCs, limited partnerships, and similar entities must file, with exemptions for certain types like publicly traded companies and banks.

Roles Defined:

Beneficial Owners: Individuals with substantial control or who own 25% or more of the company.Company Applicants: Those who filed the documents to create or register the company.Filing DeadlinesExisting Companies (formed before Jan 1, 2024): File by Jan 1, 2025.New Companies (formed between Jan 1, 2024, and Jan 1, 2025): File within 90 days of registration.Future Companies (formed after Jan 1, 2025): File within 30 days of registration.Penalties for Non-Compliance

Non-compliance can result in civil penalties ($500 per day) and criminal penalties (up to $10,000 fine and two years imprisonment). A safe harbor allows corrections within 90 days without penalties.

Information RequiredCompany: Legal name, address, jurisdiction, TIN, and filing status.Beneficial Owners: Full legal name, birth date, residential address, unique identification number, and issuing jurisdiction.Company Applicants: Similar details as beneficial owners for those involved in company formation post-January 1, 2024.Filing MethodsOnline BOIR: Complete and submit online via FinCEN’s BOI E-Filing System.PDF BOIR: Download, complete, and upload the PDF form to the system.Maintaining Accuracy

Companies must update their BOIR within 30 days of any changes in ownership or information.


BOIR information is confidential but accessible to federal law enforcement and authorized bodies for investigative purposes. Financial institutions may access it for compliance with KYC and AML regulations.


Certain entities like large operating companies and specific investment vehicles are exempt. Foreign companies must provide U.S. operation addresses and relevant tax identification numbers.


The BOIR enhances transparency and supports efforts against financial crimes. Complying with the reporting requirements is essential to avoid penalties and demonstrate ethical business practices. For detailed guidance, consulting legal or tax professionals is recommended.

By following these guidelines, businesses can ensure compliance and contribute to a transparent financial environment. For more detailed instructions, visit the original article.

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