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Notice to Registered Money Services Businesses
Registration Renewal deadline for certain Money Services Businesses is December 31, 2012
Entities defined as Money Services Businesses (MSBs)1 generally are required to be registered with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) by submitting a Registration of Money Services Business (RMSB) form.2 Entities must submit an initial RMSB when they begin engaging in MSB activities, and entities continuing to engage in MSB activities must renew their registration every two (2) years. Please note that, as of July 1, 2012, FinCEN mandated electronic filing of all FinCEN reports.3 Accordingly, MSBs must now submit the RMSB (for initial registration or renewal) electronically through the BSA E-Filing System.4
Entities that registered for the first time on any date in 2011, and will continue to operate as an MSB, must renew their registration with FinCEN by December 31, 2012.
Entities that renewed their registration in 2010, and will continue to operate as an MSB, must renew their registration again by December 31, 2012.
To renew your MSB registration, please follow these three (3) steps:
For additional information you may contact FinCEN's Regulatory Helpline, (800) 949-2732 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., E.T.).
1 31 CFR § 1010.100(ff).
2 31 CFR § 1022.380(b)(2), see also http://fincen.gov/financial_institutions/msb/msb.registration.html.