FinCEN Announces Informational Webinar: Updated Technical Specs for New SAR, CTR, DOEP

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) will hold an informational webinar on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, to discuss the updated technical specifications for FinCEN’s new currency transaction report (CTR) and suspicious activity report (SAR), as well as the recently released specifications for FinCEN’s new designation of exempt person (DOEP) report.

This webinar is intended specifically for the information technology (IT) professionals who will be responsible for integrating the technical specifications for these new FinCEN reports into batch filing processes; these may be vendors of batch filing programs as well as in-house IT staff of financial institutions. Attendees should review the technical specifications prior to the webinar and document any specific questions for discussion.

During this webinar, FinCEN representatives will discuss the following topics:

  • Overview of the e-filing specifications for FinCEN’s new CTR, SAR, and DOEP
  • Overview of Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) e-filing test site and testing process
  • FAQs about the e-filing specifications

FinCEN will be offering a separate webinar at a later date for financial institution employees and compliance professionals with BSA-related responsibilities. This future webinar will discuss the BSA e-filing process for the new CTR and SAR.

For technology-related questions specific to e-filing, please call the BSA e-filing help desk at 866.346.9478.

For regulatory-related questions, please call FinCEN’s Regulatory Helpline at 800.949.2732.

Webinar Details

  • Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
  • Time: 11 a.m. PST
  • PC-based attendees will require: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
  • Macintosh®-based attendees will require: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Click here to register for the Webinar.


Questions? Contact the Compliance Hotline: 1.800.546.4465,

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