Updated Technical Specifications for FinCEN's New SAR, CTR and DOEP

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Immediate Release

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued updates to the Electronic Filing Requirements For FinCEN's Currency Transaction Report (CTR) , the Electronic Filing Requirements For FinCEN's Suspicious Activity Report (SAR), and the Electronic Filing Requirements for FinCEN's Form 110, Designation of Exempt Person (DOEP).

Please note, there are no changes to field lengths or any field additions or deletions. The overall technical layout of the file has not changed.

The updates include clarifications in the instructions for certain fields, corrections to justifications for certain fields (right justify versus left justify, for example) and the update of the acknowledgement file format to include User Field values from incoming records. All updates to these documents are described in the Revision History located at the beginning of the document.

In addition, the BSA E-Filing System has been updated with additional enhancements. A detailed description of the system enhancements can be found in the BSA E-Filing System Updates document located on the BSA E-Filing System home page (http://bsaefiling.fincen.treas.gov/).

For technical questions or assistance, please contact the BSA E-Filing Help Desk at 1-866-346-9478 (option 1) or via email at BSAEFilingHelp@fincen.gov. The Help Desk is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. Please note that the Help Desk is closed on Federal holidays.