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5500 Filing


  • Meet IRS, DOL and ERISA regulatory requirements and avoid non-filing penalties

Who's most likely to benefit:

  • Any organization with an ERISA qualified retirement plan (401(k), profit sharing, ESOP, or 403(b))


Like compliance testing, all retirement plans are required to complete and file an annual IRS Form 5500; all 5500s must now be filed electronically through the ERISA Filing Acceptance System (EFAST2). Submitting the Form 5500, called the Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan, requires a detailed description and summary of the plan's operations for the past year, plus often additional documentation, including an independent audit of the plan if the plan meets the threshold number of plan participants to require an audit.

AGH Employer Solutions' retirement plan advisors handle almost all aspects of the Form 5500, from extracting relevant plan data to preparation of a signature-ready document for your review before we submit it through EFAST2. As with compliance testing, having your recordkeeper prepare the Form 5500 ensures that individuals with deep knowledge of your specific plan – and of ERISA, DOL and IRS regulations – are handling the completion, as well as delivering an accurate and timely filing.