TaxBandits Introduces a New Solution: Beneficial Owner Information (BOI) Reporting

Learn more about BOI Reporting requirements for businesses in 2024 and how TaxBandits can help you file!

TaxBandits BOI Reporting

At TaxBandits, our team is committed to expanding our solutions in the way that best serves our clients, and we have an exciting new avenue through which we are doing this!

You can now easily and securely submit your business’s BOI Report to FinCen in minutes – and directly from TaxBandits!

Not sure what a BOI Report is or whether your business may be required to file one? Stay tuned – that’s what this blog is all about.

What is BOI Reporting?

First things first, let’s start with the basics. What is BOI Reporting?

Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) reporting is a regulatory process wherein businesses are mandated to disclose detailed information about their beneficial owners. Beneficial owners are individuals who, either directly or indirectly, hold a substantial interest or control within a company. 

The objective is to enhance transparency, curb financial crimes, and ensure a robust framework for regulatory compliance. 

Which Businesses are Required to Complete BOI Reports? 

In determining which businesses are obligated to complete Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) reports, regulatory guidelines focus on entities with significant ownership structures. Businesses falling under these criteria typically involve those with intricate ownership arrangements, such as limited liability companies (LLCs), corporations, and other legal entities. 

The reporting requirement extends to entities that have individual or corporate stakeholders holding substantial interests or exercising considerable control. These stakeholders, known as beneficial owners, are individuals with ownership stakes or decision-making authority within the business.

It’s essential for businesses to thoroughly evaluate their ownership structure and understand the regulatory thresholds to ensure compliance with BOI reporting obligations.

When Should Businesses Submit a BOI Report?

The deadline for filing Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) reports is contingent on the business’s registration or formation date. Typically, businesses must submit their BOI reports within a specific timeframe following their establishment.

For instance, in some jurisdictions, companies may be required to file the BOI report within 90 days of their registration or formation date. 

It is crucial for businesses to check the precise regulations governing their region, as these timelines can vary. By adhering to the stipulated deadlines based on their individual registration or formation dates, businesses ensure compliance with BOI reporting requirements and contribute to the broader objective of fostering transparency in corporate ownership structures.

All BOI reporting is submitted to an organization called FinCEN.

What is FinCEN? 

FinCEN stands for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. It is a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury. FinCEN’s primary mission is to combat and prevent money laundering, terrorist financing, and other financial crimes. It achieves this by collecting, analyzing, and disseminating financial intelligence to various stakeholders, including law enforcement agencies, regulators, and financial institutions. 

FinCEN plays a crucial role in safeguarding the integrity of the financial system and supporting efforts to detect and deter illicit financial activities. The bureau also oversees and enforces compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) regulations.

What Information is needed to complete a BOI Report? 

Completing a Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) Report involves providing detailed information about the individuals or entities that hold significant ownership interests or exert substantial control over a business. The specific information required may vary, but typically includes:

Personal Information:

  • Full legal names of beneficial owners.
  • Dates of birth.
  • Residential addresses.

Ownership Details:

  • Percentage of ownership held by each beneficial owner.
  • Explanation of how ownership is distributed among stakeholders.

Control Information:

  • Details about individuals who exercise significant control over decision-making or management.
  • Explanation of the nature and extent of control.

Tax Identification Numbers (TINs):

  • Social Security Numbers (SSNs) for individual owners.
  • Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) for entities.

Identification Documents (ID):

  • Copies of government-issued identification documents, such as passports or driver’s licenses, for individual owners.

Business Details:

  • Legal name and address of the reporting company.
  • Date of formation or registration.

It’s crucial to consult the specific regulations and guidelines applicable to your jurisdiction or the jurisdiction in which your business operates to ensure accurate and comprehensive reporting. Regulations may vary, and staying informed about the specific requirements is essential for compliance.

TaxBandits offers a Simple Solution for BOI Reporting!

Just like maintaining your IRS compliance, TaxBandits makes it easy for your business to maintain compliance with BOI reporting requirements! The process is simple, just like e-filing and transmitting a form to the IRS.

In addition to an easy filing flow, TaxBandits also makes the process of tracking your business’ BOI report from a streamlined dashboard and we send you status notifications throughout the process.

With simplified reporting, options to create initial, corrected, and updated reports, and flexible pricing options to meet your needs, the process has never been simpler!

Get started today by creating your free TaxBandits account. 

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