Instructions for 
Form 5310-A - Notices

How To Get Formsand Publications

Internet.   You can access the IRS website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at to:
  • Download forms, including talking tax forms, instructions, and publications.

  • Order IRS products online.

  • Research your tax questions online.

  • Search publications online by topic or keyword.

  • Sign up to receive local and national tax news by email.

DVD for tax products.   You can order Pub. 1796, IRS Tax Products DVD, and obtain:
  • Current year forms, instructions, and publications.

  • Prior year forms, instructions, and publications.

  • Tax Map: An electronic research tool and finding aid.

  • Tax Law frequently asked questions.

  • Tax Topics from the IRS telephone response system.

  • Fill-in, print, and save features for most tax forms.

  • Internal Revenue Bulletins.

  • Toll-free and email technical support.

  The DVD is released twice during the year. The first release will be shipped at the beginning of January 2011 and the final release will be shipped at the beginning of March 2011.

  Buy the DVD from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) at for $30 (no handling fee), or call 1-877-233-6767 toll-free to buy the DVD for $30 (plus a $6 handling fee). Price is subject to change.

By phone and in person.   You can order forms and publications by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676). You can also get most forms and publications at your local IRS office.

Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice.

We ask for the information on this form to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of the United States. Our legal right to ask for this information is in sections 401, 403, 410, 411, 412, and 414 and their regulations. Section 6109 requires you to provide your identifying number. This form must be filed for any plan with a separate employer identification and plan number if that plan is involved in a merger or transfer of plan assets or liabilities. Failure to provide all of the information requested may prevent processing of this form. In addition, failing to file this form timely and in accordance with its instructions, or providing false information, may subject you to penalties. Routine uses of this information include giving it to the Department of Justice for civil and criminal litigation, and to cities, states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. commonwealths and possessions for administering their tax laws. We may also disclose this information to federal and state agencies to enforce federal nontax criminal laws, or to federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies to combat terrorism.

You are not required to provide the information requested on a form that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the form displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a form or its instructions must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any Internal Revenue law. Generally, tax returns and return information are confidential, as required by section 6103.

The time needed to complete and file the form is listed below and will vary depending on individual circumstances. The estimated average time is:

Recordkeeping Learning about the  
law or the form
Preparing, copying,  
assembling, and sending the  
form to the IRS
Part I 2 hr., 9 min. 1 hr., 3 min. 2 hr., 20 min.
Part II 3 hr., 21 min. 35 min. 40 min.
Part III 4 hr., 32 min. 35 min. 42 min.

If you have comments concerning the accuracy of these time estimates or suggestions for making this form simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. You can write to Internal Revenue Service, Tax Products Coordinating Committee, SE:W:CAR:MP:T:T:SP, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW, IR-6526, Washington, DC 20224.

Do not send the form to this address. Instead, please see Where To File.

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