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Retirement Plan Forms and Publications

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Filing tips & updates, notices, and other helpful materials to assist you in preparing your Form 5500 (5500-EZ) return.

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Filing tips to assist you in preparing your Form 5330 return.

Forms

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Name

Title

Current
Version

Separate
Instructions?

Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement Standard Yes
Form 23-EP Application for Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA) Fillable No
Form 945 Annual Return of Withheld Federal Income Tax Fillable Yes
Form 990-T Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return Fillable Yes
Form 1099-R

Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc.

Standard Yes

Form 2848

Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative

Fillable Yes

Form 4461

Application for Approval of Master or Prototype or Volume Submitter Defined Contribution Plans

Fillable

No

Form 4461-A

Application for Approval of Master or Prototype or Volume Submitter Defined Benefit Plan

Fillable

No

Form 4461-B

Application for Approval of Master or Prototype or Volume Submitter Plans

Fillable

No

Form 4972

Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions

Fillable

No

Form 5300

Application for Determination for Employee Benefit Plan

Fillable Yes

Schedule Q

Elective Determination Requests

Fillable Yes

Form 5304-SIMPLE

Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (SIMPLE) - Not for Use With a Designated Financial Institution

Fillable

No

Form 5305

Traditional Individual Retirement Trust Account

Fillable

No

Form 5305-A

Traditional Individual Retirement Custodial Account

Fillable

No

Form 5305-E

Coverdell Education Savings Trust Account

Fillable

No

Form 5305-EA

Coverdell Education Savings Custodial Account

Fillable

No

Form 5305-R

Roth Individual Retirement Trust Account

Fillable

No

Form 5305-RA

Roth Individual Retirement Custodial Account

Fillable

No

Form 5305-RB

Roth Individual Retirement Annuity Endorsement

Fillable

No

Form 5305-S

SIMPLE Individual Retirement Trust Account

Fillable

No

Form 5305-SA

SIMPLE Individual Retirement Custodial Account Fillable No
Form 5305-SEP Simplified Employee Pension - Individual Retirement Accounts Contribution Agreement Fillable No
Form 5305-SIMPLE Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (SIMPLE) - for Use With a Designated Financial Institution Fillable No
Form 5305A-SEP Salary Reduction Simplified Employee Pension - Individual Retirement Accounts Contribution Agreement Fillable No
Form 5306 Application for Approval of Prototype or Employer Sponsored Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) Fillable No
Form 5306-A Application for Approval of Prototype Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) or Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (SIMPLE IRA Plan) Fillable No
Form 5307 Application for Determination for Adopters of Master or Prototype or Volume Submitter Plans Fillable Yes
Form 5308 Request for Change in Plan/Trust Year Fillable No
Form 5309 Application for Determination of Employee Stock Ownership Plan Fillable No
Form 5310

Application for Determination for Terminating Plan

Fillable Yes
Form 5310-A Notice of Plan Merger or Consolidation, Spinoff, or Transfer of Plan Assets or Liabilities; Notice of Qualified Separate Lines of Business Fillable Yes
Form 5316 Application for Group or Pooled Trust Ruling Fillable No
Form 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts Fillable Yes
Form 5330 Return of Excise Taxes Related to Employee Benefit Plans Fillable Yes
Form 5498 IRA Contribution Information Standard Yes
Form 5500 & Schedules Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan Standard Yes
Form 5500-EZ Annual Return of One-Participant (Owners and Their Spouses) Retirement Plan Fillable Yes
Form 5500-SF Short Form Annual Return/Report of Small Employee Benefit Plan Standard Yes
Form 5558 Application for Extension of Time To File Certain Employee Plan Returns Fillable No
Form 6088 Distributable Benefits From Employee Pension Benefit Plans Fillable No
Form 8717

User Fee for Employee Plan Determination Letter Request

Fillable No
Form 8717-A User Fee for Employee Plan Opinion or Advisory Letter Request Fillable No
Form 8821 Tax Information Authorization Fillable No
Form 8822-B Change of Address or Responsible Party - Business Fillable No
Form 8880 Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions Fillable No
Form 8881 Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs Fillable No
Form 8905 Certification of Intent To Adopt a Pre-approved Plan Fillable No
Form 8915 Qualified Hurricane Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments Fillable No
Form 8950 Application for Voluntary Correction Program (VCP) Fillable Yes
Form 8951 Compliance Fee for Application for Voluntary Correction Program (VCP) Fillable No
Form 8955-SSA Annual Registration Statement Identifying Separated Participants with Deferred Vested Benefits Fillable No
Form 14568 Appendix C Part I Model VCP Submission Compliance Statement Fillable No
Form 14568-A Appendix C Part II Schedule 1 Interim and Certain Discretionary Nonamender Failures Fillable No
Form 14568-B Appendix C Part II Schedule 2 Nonamender Failures (other than those to which Schedule 1 applies) and Failure to Adopt a 403(b) Plan Timely Fillable No
Form 14568-C Appendix C Part II Schedule 3 SEPs and SARSEPs Fillable No
Form 14568-D Appendix C Part II Schedule 4 Simple IRAs Fillable No
Form 14568-E Appendix C Part II Schedule 5 Plan Loan Failures (Qualified Plans and 403(b) Plans) Fillable No
Form 14568-F Appendix C Part II Schedule 6 Employer Eligibility Failure (Section 401(k) and 403(b) Plans only) Fillable No
Form 14568-G Appendix C Part II Schedule 7 Failure to Distribute Elective Deferrals in Excess of the Section 402(g) Limit Fillable No
Form 14568-H Appendix C Part II Schedule 8 Failure to Pay Required Minimum Distributions Timely under Section 401(a)(9) Fillable No
Form 14568-I Appendix C Part II Schedule 9 Correction by Plan Amendment (in accordance with Appendix B) Fillable No

Publications
 

Name

Title

Version(s)

Publication 1-EP Understanding the Employee Plans Examination Process PDF
Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide PDF Web
Publication 15-A Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide PDF Web
Publication 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income PDF Web
Publication 535 Business Expenses PDF Web
Publication 560 Retirement Plans for Small Business (SEP, SIMPLE, and Qualified Plans) PDF Web
Publication 571 Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans) For Employees of Public Schools and Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations PDF Web
Publication 575 Pension and Annuity Income PDF Web
Publication 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) PDF Web
Publication 794 Favorable Determination Letter PDF
Publication 939 General Rule for Pensions and Annuities PDF Web
Publication 963 Federal-State Reference Guide PDF
Publication 3066 Have you had your Check-up this year? for Retirement Plans

PDF

Publication 3125 The IRS Does Not Approve IRA Investments PDF
Publication 3636 Employee Plans Brochure PDF
Publication 3998 Choosing A Retirement Solution for Your Small Business PDF Web
Publication 4118 Lots of Benefits - Retirement Plan Life Cycle PDF
Publication 4222 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses PDF Web
Publication 4224 Retirement Plan Correction Programs PDF
Publication 4284 SIMPLE IRA Plan Checklist PDF
Publication 4285 SEP Checklist PDF
Publication 4286 SARSEP Checklist PDF
Publication 4324 Employee Plan Examination Process PDF
Publication 4333 SEP Retirement Plans for Small Businesses PDF Web
Publication 4334 SIMPLE IRA Plans for Small Businesses PDF Web
Publication 4336 SARSEP for Small Businesses PDF
Publication 4407 SARSEP - Key Issues and Assistance PDF
Publication 4460 The IRS Retirement Plan Products Guide PDF
Publication 4482 403(b) Tax-Sheltered Annuities for Participants PDF
Publication 4483 403(b) Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans for Sponsors PDF
Publication 4484 Choose a Retirement Plan for Employees of Tax Exempt and Government Entities PDF
Publication 4530 Designated Roth Accounts Under 401(k), 403(b) or Governmental 457(b) Plans PDF
Publication 4531 401(k) Plan Checklist PDF
Publication 4546 403(b) Plan Checklist PDF

Publication 4587

Payroll Deduction IRAs for Small Businesses

PDF Web

Publication 4674

Automatic Enrollment 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses

PDF Web

Publication 4789

Represent Taxpayers Before the IRS on Retirement Plan Matters

PDF

Publication 4806

Profit Sharing Plans for Small Businesses

PDF Web

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 14-Jul-2014