FinCEN SAR Instructions – Item 7 – How should the “Occupation or type of business” and “NAICS Code” fields be completed?

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Q:  How should the “Occupation or type of business” and “NAICS Code” fields be completed?
 
A:  For item 7 - Occupation or type of business:  Record the occupation, profession, or type of business of the individual or entity recorded in Part I. Use specific descriptions such as doctor, carpenter, attorney, used car dealership, plumber, truck driver, hardware store, etc. Do not use non-descriptive items such as businessman, merchant, retailer, retired, or self-employed. If words like self-employed, unemployed, or retired are used, add the current or former profession if known (e.g. self-employed building contractor, retired teacher, or unemployed carpenter). If the occupation or business activity can be described in more detail, include the additional information in Part V.
 
For item 7a - NAICS Code: Select from the FinCEN-approved list the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the occupation or type of business entered in Item 7. Access the NAICS Code list from the BSA E-Filing Web Site (http://bsaefiling.fincen.treas.gov/main.html).
 
 
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
This is addressed in the "FinCEN Suspicious Activity Report Electronic Filing Requirements" guide, Attachment C.
 

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