Attention Trustees: 5498 are Due Today, Act Now to Meet the Deadline!

5498 returns are due now! Check out the helpful 5498 information for last-minute filing!

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As the tax season peaks across the United States, trustees are under pressure to submit their 5498 Forms by today’s deadline (May 31). The tax climate can be as unpredictable as spring weather, causing stress and overwhelm. But with TaxBandits, there’s no need to worry. 

Our straightforward and innovative solution can help you meet the 5498 filing requirements quickly and efficiently, taking the stress out of the tax season. Sail through your 5498 Form filing with the IRS easily, thanks to TaxBandits.

Know your Form

Before starting the filing process, your organization’s initial step is determining the right 5498 Form to file.  Let’s look at the 5498 series and their filing requirements.

1. Form 5498: The IRS Form 5498 deals with Individual Retirement Arrangements. Trustees are required to report specific information about the annual activities of these accounts. They must file a Form 5498 for each account participant. This form requires trustees to provide details about contributions, rollovers, Fair Market Value (FMV), Minimum Distribution Requirements (MDR), and account recharacterizations.

2. Form 5498-SA: Form 5498-SA deals with various types of medical savings plans, including the Health Savings Account (HSA), the Medical Advantage Health Savings Account (MA HSA), and the Archer Medical Savings Account (Archer MSA). The trustees of these accounts are required to provide the IRS with information regarding contributions and rollovers during the tax year.

3. Form 5498-ESA: This form pertains to the Coverdell Education Savings Account. Parents or grandparents can establish this account for their children and grandchildren to assist them in saving for their education. The account is accessible to individuals within a specific income bracket. The trustee of this account must report the contributions and rollover contributions on Form 5498-ESA.

Gather the required information

To successfully complete a 5498 Form, you must have critical information readily available. This includes the trustee’s and participant’s basic details—name, TIN, address, and contact information—as well as financial data like rollovers, contributions, fair market value of the account, and recharacterizations required for reporting on Form 5498

For Form 5498-SA, along with basic trustee and participant details, you must provide contribution specifics, fair market value (for HSA, Archer MSA, MA MSA), and account type. When completing Form 5498-ESA, you need to include issuer and participant basic information, Coverdell ESA contributions, and rollover contribution details.

The IRS utilizes this information to ensure organizations remain compliant with IRS guidelines.

Penalties for late filing 

Failing to submit Form 5498, 5498-SA, and 5498-ESA on time may result in a penalty of $50 per return, with no maximum limit, unless there is a valid reasonable cause for the failure.

E-file Mandate for 5498 Forms

The threshold for electronic filing of information returns with the IRS states that once a business exceeds a certain number of returns, it is required to file the returns electronically. Starting January 1, 2024, the IRS has lowered the e-file threshold from 250 to 10. The new threshold is now 10 returns, which is a significant change. Consequently, businesses filing over ten forms are required to file electronically. 

Meet your 5498 Deadline with TaxBandits!

TaxBandits, an IRS-authorized e-file service provider, simplifies the filing process with its comprehensive features and dedicated customer support. With TaxBandits, you can efficiently complete and file your 5498 returns, even when only a few hours are left.

TaxBandits is available to help issuers or trustees of these accounts file 5498, 5498-ESA, and 5498-SA Forms quickly. Our bulk filing options make it easy to submit large volumes of forms to the IRS, ensuring efficiency and instilling confidence in your ability to handle any volume. 

TaxBandits also checks the forms you file for accuracy using the IRS Business Rules. This helps identify errors and missing information that can result in rejected forms, allowing you to file confidently. 

File your 5498 Forms today with TaxBandits before the deadline expires. If you need assistance, our exceptional customer support team is available via email, live chat, and phone. 

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