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What Information is Required to E-File Form 5498 Online?

  • Trustees or Issuers’ Details: Name, TIN, Address, and Contact Information
  • Participant’s Details: Name, TIN, Address, and Contact Information

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How To E-File Form 5498 Online?

  • Create a FREE account with TaxBandits
  • Select “Form 5498”
  • Enter Trustee’s or Issuer’s Details (Name, TIN, Address)
  • Enter Participant’s Details (Name, TIN, Address)
  • Enter IRA Contribution information
  • Review, Pay & Transmit Form 5498 directly to the IRS.

While filing your 5498 return with TaxBandits, you also have the option of postal mailing participant copies. Simply select the Postal Mail option and we will take care of the rest!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Form 5498?

Form 5498 is an IRA Contribution Information Form used to report contributions, rollovers, conversions, recharacterizations, and year-end fair market value for traditional IRA, SEP-IRA, SIMPLE IRA, Roth IRA, and Inherited IRA contracts. An IRA includes all investments under one IRA plan. It is not necessary to file a Form 5498 for each investment under one plan.

If you are a custodian such as a bank or other financial institution, you need to file the Form 5498 with the IRS & send the copy to the respective participants who made contributions to an Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) in the preceding tax year.

You don't need to file Form 5498, if the participants have an IRA but made no contributions for the year. To learn more about Form 5498, visit irs.gov.

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When is Form 5498 E-Filing Deadline for
2020 Tax Year?

2020 Form 5498 participant (Only for FMV & RMD) deadline

Due to the participant (Only for FMV & RMD) by:

February 1, 2021

2020 Form 5498 participant (Other types of IRAs) deadline

Due to the participant (Other types of IRAs) by:

June 30, 2021

2020 Form 5498 e-filing deadline

E-File Form 5498
with the IRS by:

June 30, 2021

IRS requires Form 5498 to be reported on or before February 1, 2021, when you furnished a statement of the FMV of the account (boxes 15a and 15b) and RMD, if applicable. Trustees of SIMPLE IRAs also must provide a statement of the account activity by February 1, 2021. Contribution information for all other types of IRAs must be provided by June 30, 2021.

Learn more about Form 5498 Deadline for 2020 tax year.

What’s new on Form 5498 for 2020 Tax Year?

The following changes are made to Form 5498 for the 2020 tax year:

  • A new code “BA” for reporting a repayment of a qualified birth or adoption distribution. Refer Box 14a. Repayments and Box 14b. Code.
  • Required minimum distributions (RMDs) - The Section 114 under SECURE Act, has increased the RMD age from 70 1/2 to 72 for taxpayers
    turning 70 1/2 after December 31, 2019.

How To Avoid Form 5498 Errors?

Incorrect information on Form 5498, IRA Contribution Information, may cause taxpayers to make IRA reporting errors on their tax returns. Common examples of incorrect information includes:

Reporting the IRA contribution for the wrong year Issuing duplicate 5498 Forms
Failing to report the contribution as a conversion from a traditional IRA to Roth IRA Missing or incorrect RMD information

IRA trustees, issuers, and custodians can avoid making these common errors by checking the information on Form 5498 before transmitting it to the IRS and providing a copy to the client.

How To Increase IRA Deductions?

Custodians of an IRA Plan have until June 30 to send Form 5498 to participants and the IRS. This deadline is six weeks after the income tax filing deadline of May 17. This allows you to continue making contributions to your IRA until May 17 and have them be applied to the previous tax year.

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