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Use Form 8822-B to Report Change in Identity of Responsible Party for Your Retirement Plan

Beginning January 1, 2014, any entity with an EIN, such as a plan sponsor, must report a change in the identity of their plan’s responsible party on Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party - Business, within 60 days of the change. If the change is made before 2014, and the sponsor has not previously reported the change, the sponsor should file Form 8822-B prior to March 1, 2014.

For retirement plans, “responsible party” is the person who has a level of control, directly or indirectly, over the funds or assets in the retirement plan. See the instructions to Form 8822-B, page 2, for a detailed definition of “responsible party” and an explanation of who must sign the form.

 

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 20-Mar-2014