Notice Regarding Retirement of the Magnetic Media Program

Immediate Release

In preparation for the retirement of the Magnetic Media program, FinCEN is no longer accepting new applications to batch file BSA forms using tapes and/or diskettes. New users who wish to batch file their BSA forms should submit these files using the BSA E-Filing system. A future announcement will reflect the mandatory transition date from the Magnetic Media program to FinCEN's BSA E-Filing system, which provides filers with a more secure, cost-effective, and efficient filing method. Additional information regarding the BSA E-filing system is available at or by contacting the BSA E-Filing Help Desk at 1-888-827-2778 (option 6) or

[UPDATE: As of July 31, 2010, the toll free number for the BSA E-Filing Service Desk is 1-866-346-9478 (Option 1). The email address is now]