Do Corporate Transparency Act Reporting Requirements Still Apply to Companies Dissolved Shortly After January 1, 2024?

Understanding CTA Reporting: A Business Owner's Perspective

Was your corporation or LLC active on January 1, 2024? If so, you're required to report to FinCEN by 2025 under the Corporate Transparency Act, regardless of any subsequent dissolution.

January 17, 2024

Key Date for CTA Reporting Obligations

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) requires certain companies to report beneficial ownership information to FinCEN. The key date for determining if a company has to report is January 1, 2024.

Reporting Requirement for Existing Companies

Reporting entities created or registered to do business in the U.S. prior to January 1, 2024 must file a report with FinCEN by January 1, 2025.

No Exception for Short-Term Companies

The CTA reporting requirement applies to companies active on or before January 1, 2024.

There is no exception for companies that dissolve shortly after the January 1, 2024 date.

Example Company Dissolved January 2, 2024

So even though a hypothetical company dissolved on January 2, 2024, it was still active on the key date of January 1, 2024.

Therefore, it would still need to file a report with FinCEN by the deadline of January 1, 2025.

The dissolution two days later does not relieve it of that reporting obligation.


In summary, yes a company that dissolved shortly after January 1, 2024 would still need to register with FinCEN under the Corporate Transparency Act. The requirement is based on being active on January 1, 2024 itself, not ongoing activity afterwards.

Also See

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