US FinCEN Extends Beneficial Ownership Reporting Deadline for 2024 Registrants

26 December 2023

On November 29, 2023, the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has adopted a rule that extends the reporting deadline for companies created in 2024 (the Reporting Extension Rule), requiring such reporting companies to submit their Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) reports to FinCEN within 90 days of company formation.

Companies required to report are called reporting companies. There are two types of reporting companies:

  • Domestic reporting companies are corporations, limited liability companies, and any other entities created by the filing of a document with a secretary of state or any similar office in the United States.
  • Foreign reporting companies are entities (including corporations and limited liability companies) formed under the law of a foreign country that have registered to do business in the United States by the filing of a document with a secretary of state or any similar office.
  • Background on Beneficial Ownership Reporting:

    Beneficial ownership reporting is a crucial aspect of regulatory efforts to enhance transparency and combat illicit financial activities. It requires companies to disclose information about individuals who ultimately own or control the business, thereby creating a comprehensive understanding of the entities involved in financial transactions. This information assists authorities in preventing and investigating financial crimes.

    Extension for 2024 Registrants:

    US FinCEN Extends Beneficial Ownership Reporting Deadline for 2024 Registrants By amending the BOI reporting rule (the “Reporting Rule”) the FinCEN is extending the filing deadline for certain BOI reports. Under the Reporting Rule prior to this amendment, entities created or registered on or after January 1, 2024, had to file initial BOI reports with FinCEN within 30 calendar days of notice of their creation or registration. This amendment extends that filing deadline from 30 calendar days to 90 calendar days.

    The Reporting Extension Rule does not change the filing deadline for other reporting companies, however—reporting companies created or registered before January 1, 2024, will continue to have until January 1, 2025, to file their initial BOI reports with FinCEN, and reporting companies created or registered on or after January 1, 2025, will continue to have 30 calendar days to file their initial BOI reports with FinCEN.

    Rationale Behind the Extension:

    Several factors contribute to the decision to extend the deadline. First and foremost, companies formed or registered in 2024 may encounter initial challenges in gathering and verifying beneficial ownership information within the standard timeframe. The extension acknowledges the practical difficulties associated with the early stages of a business's establishment.

    Additionally, the extension aligns with broader efforts to foster a cooperative relationship between regulatory bodies and the business community. By providing a reasonable timeframe for compliance, FinCEN encourages companies to actively engage in the reporting process without feeling unduly rushed or burdened.

    Benefits for Businesses:

    The extension offers tangible benefits for businesses navigating the complexities of compliance. It allows for a more comprehensive and accurate reporting process, reducing the likelihood of errors that may result from rushed submissions. Furthermore, the additional time creates an opportunity for companies to establish robust internal procedures for ongoing compliance with beneficial ownership reporting requirements.


    FinCEN's decision to extend the beneficial ownership reporting deadline demonstrates a commitment to pragmatic and collaborative regulatory practices. By recognizing the unique challenges faced by newly established businesses, this extension facilitates a smoother and more effective implementation of beneficial ownership reporting. Businesses are encouraged to leverage this additional time wisely, ensuring that they meet their compliance obligations while contributing to the broader goals of combating financial crimes through increased transparency. As the regulatory landscape continues to evolve, such measures reflect a nuanced and adaptive approach to fostering a secure and accountable financial ecosystem.

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