2016 FORMS

  • 5500 and 5500SF FORMS have been available on DGEM since January 1, 2017.
  • If you have any 2016 filings created on the 2015 form versions, they have been converted to the 2016 form versions.
  • Form 5500EZ and 8955-SSA are available now on DGEM.


  • The IRS and DOL recently announced the IRS Compliance questions SHOULD NOT be answered on the 2016 Form 5500; Schedules H, I and R; Form 5500SF; and Form 5500EZ. The checklists have been modified removing those IRS Compliance questions.
  • The IRS expects that the IRS Compliance questions will not be included in the 2017 Form 5500-EZ.
  • Box D of Part I has been added for filers filing a delinquent 2016 Form 5500-EZ under the IRS Late Filer Penalty Relief Program.


  • Account Representative feature (5500 User Guide, page 5-3)
  • Upload Attachments option on the 5500 Attachments page (5500 User Guide, page 2-7)


Our next 5500 Support webcast will be scheduled for this Spring 2017. We are planning to discuss the latest enhancements added to our DGEM 5500 program. Feel free to make suggestions for 5500 topics that you would like us to discuss during the webcast, forward your suggestions to us via email to support@asc-net.com.