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Corporate Transparency Act Update 3/14/24

Client Alert

For a more detailed overview on the CTA, click here.  A webinar providing further explanation can be viewed here, which was presented December 7, 2023.

On March 1, 2024, a federal district court in the Northern District of Alabama concluded that the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) exceeded Congressional powers and enjoined the Department of the Treasury from enforcing the CTA against the plaintiffs. National Small Business United v. Yellen, No. 5:22-cv-01448 (N.D. Ala.). On March 11, 2024, the U.S. Department of Justice appealed the district court’s decision to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

In a March 11, 2024 statement, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) specified that the district court’s decision enjoined enforcement of the CTA with respect to the plaintiffs of the litigation detailed above. However, aside from these named plaintiffs, FinCEN specifically provides that “reporting companies are still required to comply with the law and file beneficial ownership reports.” Thus, associated fines and penalties are still enforceable against reporting companies while this litigation continues to unfold.

The CTA, which went into effect January 1, 2024, requires certain corporate entities to report identifying information on (i) the business itself; (ii) the beneficial owners of the business; and (iii) in some cases, the professional advisor(s) that helped form the entity. Failure to file as required under the CTA carries steep civil and criminal penalties, including a fine up to $10,000, imprisonment for up to two years, or both, for any person who willfully (i) provides or attempts to provide false/fraudulent information or (ii) fails to report and/or update a report previously made.

For questions regarding the CTA and how your business should complete mandatory reporting, please do not hesitate to contact BMD Member Blake Gerney at or BMD Attorney Jacob Davis at

Corporate Transparency Act: Business Owners Must Act Now

The Corporate Transparency Act requires all reporting companies to file their Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) report by year-end to avoid penalties. Companies formed before January 1, 2024, have less than six months to comply. Learn more in a client alert by BMD Member Blake Gerney.

New Medicare Billing Rules: What MFTs, MHCs, and IOP Providers Need to Know

Starting January 1, 2024, Medicare began covering services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) services. With this change, Medicare has become the primary payer for these services.

Chevron Doctrine No More: What the Supreme Court’s Ruling Means for Agency Authority

On June 28, 2024, the Supreme Court invalidated the Chevron doctrine, nearly 40 years after it first took effect.

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Update: Key Regulatory Changes and Proposals You Need to Know

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy (BOP) has rescinded certain OAC rules (OAC 4729:5-18-01 through 4729:5-18-06), removing regulations on office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) clinics. The rescissions took effect on June 3, 2024. The BOP also published a new rule, OAC 4729:8-5-01, which sets explicit reporting guidelines for licensed dispensaries and became effective on June 7, 2024.

LGBTQIA+ Patients and Discrimination in Healthcare

In early April, the Kaiser Family Foundation released a study outlining the challenges that LGBT adults face in the United States related to healthcare. According to the study, LGBT patients are “twice as likely as non-LGBT adults to report negative experiences while receiving health care in the last three years, including being treated unfairly or with disrespect (33% v. 15%) or having at least one of several other negative experiences with a provider (61% v. 31%), including a provider assuming something about them without asking, suggesting they were personally to blame for a health problem, ignoring a direct request or question, or refusing to prescribe needed pain medication.”