The Spark Institute

SPARK Data Format

The SPARK Data Format was created by a task force of SPARK member companies consisting of major mutual fund, insurance company, bank and independent record keepers as well as payroll vendors to serve as the industry standard for sending financial, non-financial and compliance information for 401(k) and other Defined Contribution (DC) plans, Defined Benefit (DB) and Non Qualified retirement plans.

The SPARK Data Format and the listing of codes is available to all SPARK member companies at no cost as a membership benefit and can be downloaded using the links below:

SPARK Data Format   SPARK Data Format Codes