Navigating the Corporate Transparency Act: What family offices need to know

Explore the impact of the Corporate Transparency Act on family offices. Learn key definitions, historical context, and compliance requirements as this landmark legislation ushers in a new era of accountability and transparency.
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What you need to know

  • The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) became effective on January 1, 2024, ushering in a new era of transparency and reporting obligations for family offices.
  • Enacted in response to the corruption exposed in the Panama Papers scandal, the CTA has five main objectives, including establishing federal standards for incorporation practices.
  • Many family offices will be required to disclose crucial information such as legal names, addresses, and personal details to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Non-compliance may result in civil penalties.
Operations Updated on January 19, 2024

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) of 2021 will become effective from January 1, 2024. Enacted in response to the corruption exposed in the Panama Papers scandal, the CTA will bring about a significant shift in reporting obligations and transparency measures for family offices.

This insight discusses the bill, highlights key definitions and explores its implications for family offices.

What is the Corporate Transparency Act?

In an effort to fight financial crimes, the US Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) in 2021. The CTA Act has five main objectives:

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