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FinCEN's new Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR), Currency Transaction Reports (CTR), Registration of Money Services Business reports (RMSB), and Designation of Exempt Person Reports (DOEP) have been available for use through the E-Filing System since March 29, 2012, with adoption of the new reports by credit unions and other institutions increasing.
The BSA E-Filing System will continue to accept submissions of the legacy versions of the SAR, CTR, DOEP, and RMSB only until March 31. The FinCEN BSA E-Filing User Test System website has been updated to allow for testing of all the reports now available for E-Filing.
Last year the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a final notice requiring the electronic filing of most Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) reports by July 1, 2012. Specifically, this action mandates the electronic submission of SAR, CTR, RMSB, and DOEP reports. These reports are collectively referred to as "mandated reports." With very limited exception, FinCEN considers financial institutions filing mandated reports in paper format to be noncompliant with the electronic filing mandate.
Civil Money Penalties
Financial institutions that continue to file mandated reports in paper format will fail to meet BSA reporting requirements and may be subject to civil money penalties. After March 31, FinCEN may reject any mandated reports filed in paper format and return them to the filing institution.
For more information about BSA E-Filing, please review the E-Filing Section on FinCEN's website. Any general questions regarding this notice should be directed to the FinCEN Regulatory Helpline at 1-800-949-2732. For other technology-related questions specific to E-Filing, call the BSA E-Filing Help desk at 1-866-346-9478.
CONFERENCE CALL: CHANGES TO REG Z
updated 05/23/16 03:02 PM
OT Rules, Deposit Recon. Practices
Credit union professionals can join a conference call briefing on May 25 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding changes to Regulation Z implementing the Helping Expand Lending Practices in Rural Communities Act (HELP Rural Communities Act) contained in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (Public Law 114-94).
FINCEN PUBLISHES FINAL CDD RULES
updated 05/17/16 08:02 AM
TILA-RESPA Citations Resources
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued final rules under the Bank Secrecy Act to clarify and strengthen customer due diligence requirements for banks and credit unions, brokers or dealers in securities, mutual funds, and futures commission merchants.