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. Filing the FBAR Electronically
  2. FBAR E-Filing FAQs
  3. FBAR Third Party Preparer Authorization Form 114a
  4. Guidance to Financial Institutions on CTR Aggregation for Businesses with Common Ownership
  5. Instructions for Backfiling and Amending CTRs
  6. Instructions for Suppressing Duplicate CTRs
  7. Guidance to Financial Institutions on Determining Eligibility from CTR Reporting
  8. Responses to the FinCEN CTR FAQs
  9. Responses to the FinCEN SAR FAQs
  10. Accessing the Technical E-Filing Requirements of the FinCEN CTR, DOEP, FBAR, and SAR
  11. Guidance to Money Services Businesses on Conducting Independent Reviews on AML Programs
  12. Guidance to Financial Institutions on Servicing Marijuana-Related Businesses