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Form 5500 for 403(b) Plans
Presentor: David Schultz Recorded Date: 6/18/2015 Duration: 200 Min.

This program was recorded during a twp-part live presentation given on June 18 and 19, 2015 at 12:00PM EST.

Form 5500 for 403(b) Plans [2015] - A Two-Part Program

Annual filings, such as Forms 5500 and 8955-SSA, offer distinct challenges for 403(b) plans. From ERISA exemptions, to pre-2009 assets, to participant counts, 403(b) plans are a breed apart.

This 2-part web seminar will take a detailed look at Form 5500 for 403(b) plans. A concentrated focus on the 403(b) market will give you the information and insight you need to be able to handle the new system and answer your questions on these challenging requirements.

Topics include:

  • 403(b) plans exempt from filing
    • Governmental
    • Church
    • Deferral-only
      • Safe harbor regulation
      • 2007 guidance
      • 2010 guidance
  • Exclusion for pre-2009 assets
    • Original guidance
    • 2010 clarifications
    • Frozen plans
  • Large or small plans
  • General filing requirements
    • Deadlines
    • Extensions
    • Amendments
    • New questions on active participants
  • 5500-SF for small 403(b) plans
    • Participant count under universal availability
    • 403(b) specific codes
  • Full 5500 for large plans
    • Funding questions
    • Schedule A
    • Schedule C
    • Schedule H and audit
    • Schedule G for prohibited transactions
    • Schedule R for distributions
  • Introduction to Form 8955-SSA
  • Late filing/Delinquent filer program
    • Change for 8955-SSA filers
  • 2015 Form changes
Level: Intermediate

Instructional Delivery Method
Group – Internet-Based

Speaker: David Schultz, J.D.

Objectives: After attending this Web seminar, an attendee should be able to:

  • Determine if a 403(b) plan must file Form 5500
  • Determine if the plan is eligible to file Form 5500-SF
  • Properly complete Form 5500-SF for a small 403(b) plan
  • Properly complete Form 5500 for a large 403(b) plan
  • Obtain an extension to file 5500 series forms
  • Use the DOL’s delinquent filer program
  • Properly complete Form 8955-SSA for a 403(b) plan


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