EFAST2, an all-electronic system, receives and displays
Forms 5500 and 5500-SF Annual Returns/Reports. The Form
5500-SF (Short Form) can be used by small plans
(generally fewer than 100 participants) that meet
certain other conditions. EFAST2 is available on www.efast.dol.gov.
Under the Department of
Labor’s Final Rule on Annual Reporting and
Disclosure, all Form 5500 Annual Returns/Reports must
be filed electronically. Under the all-electronic
EFAST2, filers choose between using EFAST2-approved
vendor software or the EFAST2 web-based filing system
(IFILE) to prepare and submit the Form 5500 or Form
5500-SF. Completed forms are submitted via the
EFAST2 electronic credentials
must be obtained to sign and/or submit the Form 5500 or
Form 5500-SF, or to prepare a return/report in IFILE.
EFAST2 electronic credentials can be obtained by
registering on the EFAST2 web site (www.efast.dol.gov).
Nearly all filings that are received by the EFAST2
electronic filing system will be posted on the
Department of Labor's EFAST2 web site.
For more information on Form 5500 disclosure, see EFAST2