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FileForms Co-Founder Quoted in ThinkAdvisor

By FileForms | February 23, 2024
FileForms Co-Founder Quoted in ThinkAdvisor

In a recent article featured on ThinkAdvisor, Allison Bell delves into the intricacies of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) new Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) Reporting requirements. Business owners and investors are urged to comply with these regulations to aid in combating illicit activities such as money laundering and human trafficking.

Kenneth Dettman, CPA, Co-Founder of FileForms, stresses the importance of filing BOI reports promptly, despite potential complexities in company structures. Dettman emphasizes that compliance not only serves the interests of the government but also safeguards businesses from hefty penalties.

The Corporate Transparency Act, integrated into the William M. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act, aims to close gaps in ownership transparency. However, exemptions within the act raise questions about its true scope and applicability.

Reporting entities must furnish comprehensive information about Beneficial Owners, including personal details and identification documents. Failure to comply can result in substantial fines and even imprisonment.

Dettman anticipates a surge in demand for services like FileForms, offering assistance in navigating the reporting process. Financial advisors should be vigilant against BOI-related scams and consider educating clients on their obligations under these new regulations.

Furthermore, advisors may find opportunities to deepen client relationships by providing guidance on areas such as succession planning and estate management, spurred by discussions surrounding BOI Reporting.

As these new reporting rules come into effect, businesses and advisors alike must stay informed and proactive to ensure compliance and mitigate risks associated with non-compliance.

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