FAQs on E-Filing the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund Assessment Certificate (PBGF)

Q23: What filing methods are available for the PBGF on the Pension Services Portal (PSP)?

All PBGFs that have a due date on or after January 1, 2013 must be filed electronically using an online form on the PSP. (PBGFs 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 PBGFs 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 PBGFs that are due before January 1, 2013, if the period start date is on or after January 1, 2009, 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. –03/13
Q24: Can any individual e-file the PBGF?

A24: Yes. Any individual with a valid PSP account* may submit the PBGF through the PSP.
Please note that Part 3 of the online form must be completed by an actuary FCIA who has been delegated access to the plan 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
Q25: Where can I find step-by step instructions for e-filing the PBGF?
A25: For step-by-step instructions on completing, reviewing and printing the PBGF, please refer to FSCO’s Instructions for E-Filing the PBGF
Note: To file electronically, you must first activate your PSP account. –03/13
Q26: Where can I find the instructions for completing the PBGF?

A26: Please refer to the Instructions for Completing the PBGF. –03/13
Q27: How will the remittance advice invoice for the PBGF be sent to Pension Plan Administrators?

A27: An invoice will be generated as part of the online PBGF submission. If an assessment is payable, you must print the invoice and mail it along with a cheque for the assessment amount. Please ensure your cheque is made payable to the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund. –03/13
Q28: How can I check the status of my plan’s PBGF filing on the PSP?

A28: After logging into your PSP account, you can check the status of your PBGF filing by following these steps:

  1. In the top navigation bar, select "E-filing".
  2. On the “Filing Record” page, enter the plan registration number.  
  3. Then select “PBGF” from the filing drop down menu and choose the appropriate filing year from the drop down menu.  The status of the PBGF filing will be shown in the “status” column.  –04/13
Q29: I filed my PBGF through the PSP. How can I make changes to it?

A29: 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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