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Hot Topics

The "Regulatory Helpline Hot Topics" provides direct links to useful and accessible information for addressing the most common and important questions that are asked of FinCEN's Regulatory Helpline. The "Hot Topics" are revised regularly to reflect the changing nature of the questions regarding BSA/AML obligations. For more information about the Regulatory Helpline or to seek assistance with your BSA/AML questions, please call 1-800-949-2732 or e-mail

Regulatory Helpline Hot Topics:
New Hot Topics
  1. How to File the FBAR Electronically
  2. Filing the FinCEN Form 114- Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) as an Individual
  3. Individuals, Spouses and Third-Parties Authorized to file the FinCEN Form 114a- Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)
  4. Filing the FinCEN Form 114- Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) as a Third-Party
  5. Announcing the new FinCEN Form 114 FAQs
  6. Accessing a sample and Technical E-Filing Requirements of the FinCEN FBAR, CTR, SAR, and DOEP
  7. Announcing Guidance for Financial Institutions Regarding Marijuana-Related Businesses
  8. Notice to the Public of Fraudulent Correspondence and Phone Calls
  9. Accessing resources for victims of fraud or identify theft and reporting suspected fraud