May 20, 2024


Form 5500 Filing Deadline

Each year, employers that are subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) must electronically file an annual report (Form 5500) for each employee benefit plan they maintain unless a filing exemption applies.

Employers with employee benefit plans that operate on a calendar year basis must file their annual reports for 2023 with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) by July 31, 2024. An employer may extend this deadline by 2.5 months (until Oct. 15, 2024) by filing Form 5558 with the IRS by July 31, 2024.

Small welfare benefit plans (fewer than 100 covered participants) that are unfunded or fully insured (or a combination of unfunded and insured) are exempt from the Form 5500 filing requirement.

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