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 exempt person. Use specific descriptions such as doctor, carpenter, attorney, used car dealership, plumber, truck driver, hardware store, etc. Do not use non-descriptive occupations such as businessman, merchant, retailer, or self-employed without indicating the nature of the occupations, e.g. shoe merchant or self-employed accountant.
For item 7a
- NAICS Code. Select the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the occupation entered in Item 7. Batch filers should only use codes from the NAICS Code list on the BSA E-Filing Web Site at http://bsaefiling.fincen.treas.gov/main.html
This is addressed in the "FinCEN Designation of Exempt Person Electronic Filing Requirements" guide, Attachment C.