Form 5500 Guidance Under SECURE Act Has Left the OMB

A final rule from the Department of Labor titled “Implement SECURE Act and Related Revisions to Employee Benefit Plan Annual Reporting on the Form 5500” has left the Office of Management and Budget.
According to a description of the rule, it is likely to include guidance on the implementation of Group of Plans reporting pursuant to Section 202 of the SECURE Act. The Department of Labor released certain form revisions last year but indicated that it was evaluating public comments on elements of the September 2021 proposal related to 1) Defined Contribution Group reporting under the SECURE Act and related audit issues, 2) new Schedule MEP (Multiple-Employer Retirement Plan Information)  reporting requirements, 3) financial improvements to the Schedule H, 4) changes in participant counts related to plan audit requirements, 5) reporting for multiple employer welfare arrangements that file Form M-1, and 6) questions on pension plan compliance.