FAQs on E-Filing Financial Statements

Q30:  What filing methods are available for financial statements on the Pension Services Portal (PSP)?
 
A30:  All financial statements that have a due date on or after January 1, 2013 must be filed electronically in PDF format through the PSP.  (Financial statements must be filed electronically in accordance with Superintendent’s Rule # 4 – Mandatory Electronic Filings.) Please do not mail a paper copy of a filing that was completed through the PSP to FSCO. 
 
An exception to the above is financial statements with a statutory due date before January 1, 2013, which have received an extension beyond January 1, 2013.  These filings are exempt from the electronic filing requirement and may still be submitted in paper format.
 
For financial statements that are due before January 1, 2013, if the period start date is on or after January 1, 2010, then you may use the PSP to file electronically or you may file them in paper format.  Otherwise, they must be filed in paper format. 
 
Please note that regardless of how the financial statements are filed, they must be signed by the Pension Plan Administrator.  –03/13
 
Q31:  Can any individual e-file financial statements?
 
A31:  Yes.  Any individual with a valid PSP account* may submit financial statements through the PSP. 
 
* Individuals with a valid PSP account include the Pension Plan Administrator and any individual to whom the Pension Plan Administrator has delegated plan access through the PSP.    –03/13
 
Q32:  Where can I find step-by step instructions for e-filing financial statements?
 
A32:  For step-by-step instructions on completing, reviewing and printing financial statements, please refer to FSCO’s Instructions for E-Filing Financial Statements
 
Note:  To file electronically, you must first activate your PSP account.  –03/13
 
Q33:  Can a financial statement with $3,000,000 or more in market value assets be submitted through the PSP?
 
A33:  Yes.  If you would like to submit such a financial statement, keep in mind that it must be accompanied by an auditor’s report, as required by section 76(2) of Regulation 909. –03/13
 
Q34:  How can I check the status of my plan’s financial statement filing on the PSP?
 
A34:  After logging into your PSP account, you can check the status of the financial statement filing by following these steps:
 
  1. On the top navigation bar, select "E-filing".
  2. On the “Filing Record” page, enter the plan registration number.
  3. Then select “FS” from the filing drop down menu and choose the appropriate filing year from the drop down menu.  The status of the filing will be shown in the “status” column.  –03/13
Q35:  I filed a financial statement through the PSP.  How can I make changes to it?
 
A35:  You must make a re-filing request through the PSP.  See FAQs on submitting re-filing requests through the Pension Services Portal for answers to questions about re-filing.
  
If the filing can be re-submitted and it was originally filed through the PSP, you must re-file it through the PSP regardless of the due date.  –07/13

 
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