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U.S. Department Of Labor Reminds Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors Of October 16 Deadline For Filing 5500 Annual Reports

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Today the U.S. Department of Labor’s Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration issued a reminder to the employee benefit plan community that the deadline for filing 1999 Form 5500 Series returns/reports under the new ERISA Filing Acceptance System (EFAST) is fast approaching.

In an announcement dated March 31, 2000, the department automatically extended the due date for most 1999 Form 5500 Series filers to Oct. 16, 2000. This extension applies to filers whose 1999 Form Series were due on or before July 31, 2000.

Additional information about the automatic extension is available on PWBA’s website at . Questions about the Form 5500 filing requirements should be addressed to PWBA’s EFAST Help Desk at 202-219-8770.

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Employee Benefits Security Administration
September 14, 2000
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