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I need to help understanding when to use a short plan year.    Employer closed the business 01/31/2021.    Plan amendment has been done terminating plan as of 01/31/2021.    Is this a short plan year for just the one month, even though we'll be processing withdrawals in the coming months?       Do we date the 5500 01/01-01/31/2021 or 01/01-12/31/2021?     

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The final plan year ends on the date of the final distribution. That is the date you should use on the 5500. The 5500 is due on the last day of the month 7 months after the final distribution.

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Corey B. Zeller, MSEA, CPC, QPA, QKA
Preferred Pension Planning Corp.
corey@pppc.co

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7 hours ago, C. B. Zeller said:

The final plan year ends on the date of the final distribution. That is the date you should use on the 5500. The 5500 is due on the last day of the month 7 months after the final distribution.

And can be extended 2 and 1/2 months by use of a form 5558.

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