New Federal Reporting Requirement for Companies

Published January 24, 2024 By Pickrel Schaefer and Ebeling

NARI membr Pickrel Schaefer and Ebeling will be hosting a free webinar on February 6, 2024 at 10:00 AM ET to ensure business owners are aware of recent changes to the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). If you own or control a company, you need to be aware of these recent changes.

As of January 1, 2024, Ohio companies have an ongoing reporting requirement under the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”). This federal law requires companies to report information about individuals who directly and indirectly own or control the company to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Failure to comply with the reporting obligations under the CTA or filing false information could result in civil and criminal penalties for the reporting company and related parties, including officers of a corporation and members of an LLC.

The CTA exempts companies in specific industries from complying with reporting requirements. Exemptions include banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and tax-exempt entities. Inactive companies and companies that generate annual gross receipts or sales of over $5,000,000 may also be exempt if all criteria are satisfied. All other companies are subject to the CTA and the reporting obligations.

Entities formed on or before January 1, 2024, have until January 1, 2025, to file the initial report.

Don’t wait to determine if your entity is required to report its ownership information under the CTA. For details on the CTA and how your company can fulfill its reporting obligations, feel free to contact any of these Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling attorneys at (937) 223-1130 or email Katie Wahl at, Jerry McDonald at, or Dave Montgomery at

To register for PSE's free webinar on February 6 at 10:00 AM ET, click here.