A 5500 form is a required annual reporting for certain pension and benefit plans filed with the Department of Labor. This form contains information about a plan’s financial standings, investments, and operations. It also requests certain information including the name, the effective date, plan sponsor and administrator information, and the number of participates in the plan at the end of the plan year.  Every year all 5500 forms must be filed electronically by the last day of the seventh month after the plan year ends.