FinCEN SAR Instructions – Item 5 – How should the “Gender” field be completed?

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Q:  How should the “Gender” field be completed?
 
A:  For item 5 - Gender
 
a. (Check if) Male
b. (Check if) Female
c. (Check if) Unknown
 
Item 5 Gender: Select options 5a Male or 5b Female if individual’s gender is known. Select option 5c “Unknown” if the individual’s gender is unknown. Leave Item 5 blank if the subject is an entity. Item 5 (Gender) does not create an obligation for a financial institution to collect this data when such collection would be in conflict with the financial institution’s obligations under any other federal law.
 
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
This is addressed in the "FinCEN Suspicious Activity Report Electronic Filing Requirements" guide, Attachment C.
 

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