On Wednesday, September 27, the Treasury Department announced a new proposed rule extending the deadline for companies formed in 2024 to comply with the Corporate Transparency Act’s beneficial ownership and control reporting rules.
The Corporate Transparency Act requires most existing and most new businesses to file a detailed report with FINCEN (the United States Treasury’s Financial Crimes division) detailing who the major owners and managers are. Currently, the filing period commences January 1, 2024.
On June 27, the Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Department of Justice, proposed a burdensome overhaul of the current requirements for Hart-Scott-Rodino (“HSR”) Act filings, which are generally required for larger mergers and acquisitions. The changes stand to greatly increase the volume of documents that the FTC and DOJ receive, resulting in unprecedented delays in the merger process and placing an added burden on businesses and practitioners.