Retirement Services & Financial Advisors​ - Serving Columbus & Beyond


Retirement Plans can be confusing, with multiple deadlines that you have to track to remain compliant. Whether it be filing deadlines, disclosure notices or when contributions need to be submitted, there is a lot for you to keep track of on a regular basis. While we monitor these deadlines for the plans we work with, it's also useful for you to know what to expect so you can plan for these deadlines. Below, we have listed many deadlines you should expect but have also provided a downloadable calendar for you to use. 

Deferral Remittances - 7-day safe harbor for small plans or as soon as administratively possible for all other plans.
Corrective Distributions - ADP/ACP returns processed within 2 1/2 months after plan year end to avoid a 10% excise tax penalty or 6 months for an EACA plan
Corporate Tax Filing - Filed within 2 1/2 months after plan year end without extension or 8 1/2 months after the plan year end on extension.  Contribution deduction deadlines follow these dates.
5330 Excise Tax Filing - Last day of the 15 month following the plan year relating to the returns
402(g) Excess Deferrals - April 15th of each calendar year
Individual/Partnership Tax Filing Deadline - 4 1/2 months after the end of the partnership or personal tax year as an unincorporated taxable entity. Can be extended to 8 1/2 months for a partnership or 9 1/2 months for personal tax filings.  Contribution deduction deadlines follow these dates.
Annual 5500 and 8955-SSA Filing - 7 months after plan year end or automatically extended another 2 1/2 months by filing form 5558
SAR(Summary Annual Report) - Distributed 9 months after plan year end without extension or 2 months beyond the 5500 extended deadline
Safe Harbor/QDIA/Auto Enrollment/ 404(c) Notice - 30 to 90 days prior to the start of the plan year

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