Question:  I have an inactive entity.  Must it file a FinCEN Report?

Answer: An inactive entity does not have to file a FinCEN Report if all six of the following criteria apply:

1. The entity was in existence on or before January 1, 2020.

2. The entity is not engaged in active business.

3. The entity is not owned by a foreign person, whether directly or indirectly, wholly or partially. “Foreign person” means a person who is not a United States person. A United States person is defined in section 7701(a)(30) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as a citizen or resident of the United States, domestic partnership and corporation, and other estates and trusts.

4. The entity has not experienced any change in ownership in the preceding twelve-month period.

5. The entity has not sent or received any funds in an amount greater than $1,000, either directly or through any financial account in which the entity or any affiliate of the entity had an interest, in the preceding twelve-month period.

6. The entity does not otherwise hold any kind or type of assets, whether in the United States or abroad, including any ownership interest in any corporation, limited liability company, or other similar entity.

Source: Small Business Compliance Guide, page 14.