Alert: New Form 8955-SSA Deadline Fast Approaching

New IRS Form 8955-SSA, the Annual Registration Statement Identifying Separated Participants with Deferred Vested Benefits, replaces the Schedule SSA of the Form 5500 annual report. Form SSA, will generally due at the same time as Form 5500 (i.e., the last day of the seventh month after the plan year ends); however, the IRS has extended the due date for Form 8955-SSA for the 2009 and 2010 plan years to January 17, 2012 or the generally applicable due date for 2010, whichever is later. No further extensions will be available for the January 17, 2012 deadline, so employers should make sure to get their filings done by next Tuesday!