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FAQs regarding Form 8955-SSA - Am I required to file Form 8955-SSA electronically?

Beginning with the 2014 Form 8955-SSA for statements with filing deadlines on or after July 31, 2015, some filers are required to electronically file the form. You must electronically file the Form 8955-SSA if the plan administrator or sponsor is required to file 250 returns of any type during the calendar year. “Returns” for this purpose include information returns (for example, Forms W-2 and Forms 1099), income tax returns, and employment tax returns (including quarterly Forms 941) filed during the calendar year that includes the first day of the plan year. Form 8955-SSA registration statements that are filed electronically are filed using the Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) 

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