Kewal Krishan & Co, Chartered Accountants
Company Exempt

Understanding tax compliance can be like navigating a maze, but fear not, we’re here to light the way!

The Burning Question: Are You Exempt?

One of the most common questions we encounter in the world of tax compliance revolves around exemptions. Is your company exempt from the rigorous reporting requirements laid out by the Reporting Rule? It’s a crucial question that deserves a clear answer.

Twenty-Three Key Exemptions

The Reporting Rule, while intricate, provides a lifeline for certain entities. Here’s the scoop: there are twenty-three (23) specific types of entities that can breathe a sigh of relief. If your company qualifies for any of these exemptions, you are not obligated to submit Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) reports to FinCEN.

Behold, Reporting Company Exemptions:

1. Securities reporting issuer
2. Governmental authority
3. Bank
4. Credit union
5. Depository institution holding company
6. Money services business
7. Broker or dealer in securities
8. Securities exchange or clearing agency
9. Other Exchange Act registered entity
10. Investment company or investment adviser
11. Venture capital fund adviser
12. Insurance company
13. State-licensed insurance producer
14. Commodity Exchange Act registered entity
15. Accounting firm
16. Public utility
17. Financial market utility
18. Pooled investment vehicle
19. Tax-exempt entity
20. Entity assisting a tax-exempt entity
21. Large operating company
22. Subsidiary of certain exempt entities
23. Inactive entity

Check Your Eligibility

Now, the million-dollar question: Does your company qualify for any of these exemptions? We’ve got you covered! The criteria for each exemption are provided in a convenient check-box format on our website. It’s like a quick and easy self-assessment tool to help you determine, “Is my company exempt from the reporting requirements?”

But wait, there’s more!

Special Rule for Foreign Pooled Investment Vehicles

If your entity meets the criteria of Exemption #18 and operates under the laws of a foreign country, there’s a separate reporting requirement to consider. These entities are known as “foreign pooled investment vehicles” in the Reporting Rule. It’s essential to be aware of the nuances, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Conclusion: Navigating the Exemption Pathway with Ease

Navigating the complexities of the Reporting Rule and its exemptions doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Armed with knowledge and the right resources, you can efficiently determine whether your company falls under one of the twenty-three exemptions, saving you time and ensuring compliance with FinCEN’s regulations. Remember, understanding your exemption status is key to simplifying your compliance obligations and focusing on what you do best: running your business.

Have Questions?

Don’t let the maze of Beneficial Ownership Information reporting overwhelm you. Reach out to our team for expert guidance and support tailored to your business needs. Contact our COO Anshul Goyal at and schedule a consultation today to navigate the compliance waters with confidence.


This content is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal, tax, or financial advice. The definitions and regulations discussed are subject to change, and the applicability of the Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Rule may vary depending on specific circumstances. Always consult with a qualified professional to understand how these regulations apply to your particular situation.

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