Learn more about the CP 283-C penalty notices mistakenly sent out on timely filed Forms 8955-SSA.
On September 1, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service announced that a programming error led the agency to issue erroneous notices to plan sponsors regarding late or incomplete filing of Form 8955-SSA.
In a bulletin dated September 1, 2023 (view bulletin), the IRS indicated that CP 283-C penalty notices distributed by the agency may have been issued in error. The bulletin further advises plan sponsors that if Form 8955-SSA was timely filed, there is no need to respond to penalty notices dated prior to September 1, 2023.
If your company received an IRS penalty notice that is related to the filing of Form 8955-SSA and is dated prior to September 1, 2023, contact the service provider responsible for filing your retirement plan’s annual returns to confirm that the form (if applicable to the plan) was in fact filed on a timely basis. If the form was timely filed, then no response to the IRS penalty notice is required.
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