Support for Beneficial Ownership Transparency is widespread, crossing industries and the ideological spectrum. Here is a list of supporters.
Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 Moves Forward with Strong Bipartisan Support
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Committee on Financial Services voted 43-16 on Wednesday to advance a bipartisan measure to end the incorporation of anonymous companies that can be used for money laundering, terror financing, corruption and tax evasion.
On June 11th, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) wrote a letter to Patrick McHenry and Maxine Waters of the House Financial Services Committee in order to express support for the Corporate Transparency Act.
On June 11, 2019, the National Association of Federally Insured Credit Unions sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Financial Services. In this letter, the NAFCU urges members to support Rep. Maloney’s (D-NY) Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 as it went to markup in the committee.
House Committee to Vote on Corporate Transparency Act Tuesday
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bipartisan group of four U.S. senators unveiled draft legislation to update federal anti-money laundering laws and end the incorporation of anonymous companies in the U.S. on Monday, as House lawmakers prepare to vote on their own bipartisan proposal to address the abuse of anonymous companies on Tuesday.
Opaque Ownership Structures Obstruct Enforcement of a Growing Global Illegal Economy Valued at $500 Billion to $3 Trillion
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The formation and use of anonymous companies undermine the economic and financial interests of U.S. companies and markets according to a new report published Monday by the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition. The author, former Chair of the OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade David M. Luna, found that criminals and counterfeiters are expanding their market share with fake products in storefront and on-line markets, contributing to a growing global illegal economy valued at between $500 billion and $3 trillion. Criminally-derived profits (or dirty money) related to corruption and money laundering constitute several trillion dollars more that further finances insecurity and instability around the world.