5500 Reminder tips

Important news for our DGEM users:

  • FIRE site will be down for annual maintenance from December 9, 2016 through January 17, 2017. Any 8955-SSA FIRE filings will need to be submitted before December 9th or they will be transmitted to FIRE once the site is open on January 17, 2017.
  • Short plan year/Final filings on the 2015 Form 5500/SF for the 2016 year must be signed and submitted to EFAST by December 29, 2016. Any filings not signed by that date will be reverted back to Draft status so they can be converted to the 2016 Form 5500/SF in DGEM.
  • The IRS Compliance questions, Preparer Information and Trust Information are not required on the 2015 and 2016 Form 5500/SF. For more information, visit the IRS website.
  • DGEM 5500 program has been approved by EFAST for the 2016 Form 5500/SF. Those forms will be available on the program the first week in January 2017.


You can find the latest notices/upgrades to the DGEM program on the DGEM homepage. We will have our 2016 Form 5500 enhancement webcast discussing the latest form changes and DGEM enhancements sometime Spring 2017.

Please contact Support if you have any questions.

Your ASC Support Team