About Form 5558, Application for Extension of Time to File Certain Employee Plan Returns


File this form to apply for a one-time extension of time to file:

  • Form 5500, Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan;
  • Form 5500-SF, Short Form Annual Return/Report of Small Employee Benefit Plan;
  • Form 5500-EZ, Annual Return of One-Participant (Owners and Their Spouses) Retirement Plan; or
  • Form 8955-SSA, Annual Registration Statement Identifying Separated Participants With Deferred Vested Benefits.

A taxpayer can file Form 5558 electronically through the DOL EFAST2 system or file paper Form 5558 with the IRS at the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Ogden, UT 84201-0045, for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2023. Approved paper copies of the Form 5558 will not be returned to the filer. A copy of the completed extension request must, however, be retained with the filer’s records. 

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