When do you get IRS Form 5498?

The plan administrator must file Form 5498 to the IRS by May 31 each year — and you will receive a copy of the form. The deadline to file the form is later than other tax forms. This is because your retirement contributions are due for the previous tax year on the tax return due date, tax deadline, which typically falls on April 15 — so the IRS gives the issuers extra time until May 31 to file the form.