FinCEN Beneficial Ownership Information

The Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) was enacted by the United States Congress on January 1, 2021, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. The CTA includes significant reforms to anti-money laundering laws and is intended to help prevent and combat money laundering, terrorist financing, corruption, and tax fraud. The CTA establishes a beneficial ownership reporting requirement for corporations, limited liability companies, and other similar entities formed or registered to do business in the United States. Beneficial ownership reports must be filed with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau within the U.S. Department of Treasury. 

Information regarding the CTA and FinCEN’s reporting requirements may be found at If you have additional questions, please contact FinCEN at:

   Email: [email protected]
   Phone number: 1-800-767-2825

The Secretary of State’s office is not collecting beneficial ownership information and does not have access to the information reported to FinCEN. The Secretary of State’s staff cannot provide advice or legal counsel regarding FinCEN’s beneficial ownership reporting requirements. You may wish to consult with professional service providers such as lawyers or accountants.

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