Kewal Krishan & Co, Chartered Accountants
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Uncover the Mystery: Identifying Your Company’s Beneficial Owners

Are you on the quest to unveil the beneficial owners of your company? Let’s embark on this journey step by step and shed light on the process!

Step 1: The Power Players

To start, identify the individuals who wield substantial control over your company. This could be direct or indirect, and here are some examples to guide you:

Direct Control:

– Board Representation
– Majority Voting Power
– Rights Linked to Financing or Interest

Indirect Control:

– Control Over Intermediary Entities
– Arrangements or Relationships with Nominees

These individuals are the key players in your ownership puzzle.

Step 2: Ownership Insights

Next, it’s time to identify the various types of ownership interests within your company and the individuals holding them. Ownership interests can take different forms, such as equity, stock, or voting rights.

Step 3: The 25% Threshold

Now, let’s crunch some numbers. Calculate the ownership interests held, directly or indirectly, by individuals to identify those who own or control at least 25 percent of the company’s ownership interests. This is a crucial threshold that helps pinpoint beneficial owners.

The Quest Continues

Remember, individuals can exercise substantial control through contracts, arrangements, understandings, relationships, or other means.

Now, armed with these steps and examples, you’re better equipped to navigate the intricate landscape of beneficial ownership identification.

Conclusion: Navigating the Beneficial Ownership Maze

Unraveling the identity of your company’s beneficial owners is akin to solving a complex puzzle. By following the outlined steps, from recognizing the power players with direct and indirect control to calculating significant ownership stakes, you’re on a solid path to compliance and transparency. This journey not only aligns with regulatory demands but also fortifies your company’s integrity. Embrace the challenge, and remember, clarity in ownership is pivotal for navigating the intricate world of business with confidence and accountability.

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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