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Forms and Instructions

Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification
Application for Automatic Extension of Time
Miscellaneous Income


Individual Tax Return
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Request for Transcript of Tax Return

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Understanding Your CP216H Notice

We denied your request to extend the time to file Form 5500 series and/or Form 8955-SSA because your Form 5558, Application for Extension of Time To File Certain Employee Plan Returns, wasn’t received on time. A request for an extension of the time to file Form 5500 series and/or 8955-SSA must be received on or before the due date of your return.

What you need to do

  • File your required Form 5500 series and/or 8955-SSA immediately to limit any late filing penalties. If Form 5500 series and/or 8955-SSA is filed after the due date of the return, we will consider the return late and subject to late filing penalties.

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Answers to Common Questions


Where can I go for more information about Employee Benefit Plans?
Review the filing requirement for your organization at Retirement Plans Community.

Can I get help over the phone?
If you have questions or need help, you can call 1-877-829-5500. Personal assistance is available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT.

Tips for next year

Be sure to mail your Form 5558 on or before the due date of your return.

Review the Form 5558 resources at Form 5500 Corner.

Printable samples of this notice (.pdf)

How to get help