Did FinCEN receive the CTR that I filed by mail? How about the SAR?
Financial institutions that file CTRs by mail may call the IRS Detroit Computing Center (IRS DCC) at 1-800-800-CTRS (1-800-800-2877) to determine whether a CTR has been received.
The IRS DCC cannot verify over the phone whether a SAR has been filed, since it would have no way of verifying whether the person calling was the subject of a possible insider SAR filing. The IRS DCC will confirm that a SAR has been filed in response to a mailing sent to:
IRS Detroit Computing Center
Compliance Review Group
P.O. Box 32063
Detroit, MI 48232-0063
Additonal information about the SAR filing verification process, including fees, is available on FinCEN’s Regulatory/FAQs website at www.fincen.gov/reg_faqs.html. You can also call the IRS DCC at 1-800-800-CTRS for further information.
Do I have to file CTRs and SARs by mail?
No, CTRs and SARs can be filed electronically. You can visit the BSA Direct E-Filing System at bsaefiling.fincen.treas.gov/index.jsp for additional information and an enrollment guide.
The views expressed in this article are those of the author and are not necessarily those of this Reserve Bank or the Federal Reserve System.