FAQs on E-Filing the Annual Information Return (AIR)

Q17:  What filing methods are available for the AIR on the Pension Services Portal (PSP)?
A17:  All AIRs that have a due date on or after January 1, 2013 must be filed electronically using an online form on the PSP.  (AIRs must be filed electronically in accordance with Superintendent’s Rule # 4 – Mandatory Electronic Filings.)  Effective January 1, 2013, the XML filing option is no longer available.  Please do not mail a paper copy of a filing that was completed through the PSP to FSCO. 
An exception to the above is AIRs 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 AIRs 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
Q18:  Can any individual e-file the AIR?
A18:  Yes.  Any individual with a valid PSP account* may submit an AIR 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
Q19:  Where can I find step-by step instructions for e-filing the AIR?
A19:  For step-by-step instructions on completing, reviewing and printing the AIR, please refer to FSCO’s Instructions for E-Filing the AIR.  
Note:  To file electronically, you must first activate your PSP account.  –03/13
Q20:  Where can I find the instructions for completing the AIR?
A20:  Please refer to the Instructions for Completing the AIR.  –03/13
Q21:  How can I check the status of my plan’s AIR filing on the PSP?
A21:  After logging into your PSP account, you can check the status of your AIR 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 “AIR” from the filing drop down menu and choose the appropriate filing year from the drop down menu.  The status of the AIR filing will be shown in the “status” column.  –03/13
Q22:  I filed my AIR through the PSP.  How can I make changes to it?
A22:  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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