The IRS announced on December 7 that it is eliminating proposed penalty notices relating to Form 5500 filings in an effort to reduce processing costs, eliminate notices, and comply with notice and system standards. The IRS will no longer send the following notices:

  • CP 213N: Proposed Penalty Notice for Late Filing of Form 5500, Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan; and
  • CP 213I: Proposed Penalty Notice for Incomplete Filing of Form 5500.

The IRS will continue to send notice CP 283: Penalty Charged on Your 5500 Return, if a Form 5500 is filed late or is incomplete. The IRS announcement is here.