How to Find Sample 5500s and Audit Reports

By Charles Hall | Accounting and Auditing

Jul 02

Do you need to see sample 5500s or benefit plan audit reports?

You can find them here.

The DOL search screen appears below:

sample 5500s and audit reports

Searching for “Chicago Academy” results in the following:

DOL results

Filings for plan years prior to 2009 are not displayed on this website. Many benefit plans are not required to have an audit (you will not see an audit report for those plans).

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About the Author

Charles Hall is a practicing CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner. For the last thirty years, he has primarily audited governments, nonprofits, and small businesses.He is the author of The Little Book of Local Government Fraud Prevention and Preparation of Financial Statements & Compilation Engagements. He frequently speaks at continuing education events.Charles is the quality control partner for McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co. where he provides daily audit and accounting assistance to over 65 CPAs. In addition, he consults with other CPA firms, assisting them with auditing and accounting issues.

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Jim Bennett July 7, 2015

Just FYI – I used to go to to look up 5500’s, but they do not have the full audit reports. If you want the whole 5500 and audit report, use this DOL site.

Charles Hall July 7, 2015

Thanks Jim.

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