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By Rachel Byers, Full-Time Faculty, School of
Business Published November 2014
Both the Internal Revenue Code and Title I of the Employee
Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 require reports to be filed for certain
small business retirement plans. The Form 5500 Series, which includes the Form
5500 (Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan), the Form 5500-SF (short
form 5500), and the Form 5500-EZ (Annual Return of One-Participant Retirement
Plan), meets the IRS and Department of Labor’s necessary reporting
Penalties for not filing an annual Form 5500 series report
may be subject to penalties of $25 per day up to $15,000 per return. However,
beginning in June 2014, the IRS started a 1-year pilot program (Revenue
Procedure 2014-32) that provides penalty relief to certain plan administrators
and plan sponsors who failed to timely file the Form.
In order to receive penalty relief, the plan
administrator/sponsor must submit a completed Form 5500 for each plan year for
which they are seeking penalty relief under the Revenue Procedure. In the top
margin of the return, in red letters, the following phrase should be written:
“Delinquent return submitted under Rev. Proc. 2014-32, Eligible for Penalty
Relief.” Delinquent Forms 5500-EZ should be mailed to the IRS at 1973 North
Rulon White Blvd., Ogden, UT 84404-0020. Forms 5500 should be mailed to the IRS
(Attn: Employee Plans Delinquent Filer Program EP Classification) at 9350 Flair
Dr., El Monte, CA 91731-2828. For
additional information, visit http://www.irs.gov/Retirement-Plans/New-Penalty-Relief-Program-for-Form-5500-EZ-Late-Filers
It should be noted, however, that if a plan administrator
previously filed a late Form 5500 and has been assessed penalties, the Revenue
Procedure does not provide relief of those penalties. So, plan administrators
would have been better off not filing the late returns. Is this fair? No.
Therefore, if you are one of the administrators this applies to, I encourage
you to request abatement of the penalty for this very reason.
Rachel Byers is a
full-time faculty member at Kaplan University. The views
expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not represent
the view of Kaplan University.
contents of this article are presented for informational purposes only
and are not to be relied upon for financial planning, insurance, or tax-related
services. Always check with a
professional regarding any questions you may have regarding these
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