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Retirement Plan FAQs Regarding Form 8955-SSA - Can I combine plan year 2009 and 2010 data on the 2009 Form 8955-SSA?

Yes, plan administrators can continue to use the PY 2009 form for the combined 2009 and 2010 data even though the 2010 form has been released. As stated in the Instructions to the 2009 Form 8955-SSA, plan administrators may use a  PY 2009 form to report information for the 2010 plan year, or combine the information for the 2009 and 2010 plan years on a single PY 2009 form. The release of the 2010 form does not affect this rule.
If you file one Form 8955-SSA covering both 2009 and 2010 reportable employees, the 2010 reportable employees are treated as reported in 2009. Enter the beginning and ending date for the 2009 plan year on the Form 8955-SSA when combining information for the 2009 and 2010 plan years. For example, a plan that reports on a calendar year basis and combines information for the 2009 and 2010 plan years should enter January 1, 2009 as the beginning date and December 31, 2009 as the ending date.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 05-Mar-2014