FCCI Identifies Five Common Challenges Organizations Face  When Complying with ACA Requirements

FCCI Identifies Five Common Challenges Organizations Face When Complying with ACA Requirements

Jun 12 Op-Ed originally published in PR Newswire. LOS ANGELES, CA — June 7, 2017 — First Capitol Consulting, Inc., (FCCI) has achieved a 100 percent success rate in assisting organizations with filing Read More
What To Do When An IRS Letter Lands In Your Mailbox

What To Do When An IRS Letter Lands In Your Mailbox

Apr 25 The dreaded IRS letter. It can mean anything or nothing at all. As tax season for the 2016 tax year is coming to an end for most, so begins the Read More
Preparing Your 2016 ACA Forms – Better Late Than Never

Preparing Your 2016 ACA Forms – Better Late Than Never

May 4 Now that the dust has settled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here to stay and the 2016 ACA reporting deadline is just behind us, employers Read More
The Treasury Inspector General Tax Administration Says Employer Mandate Penalties Are Coming

The Treasury Inspector General Tax Administration Says Employer Mandate Penalties Are Coming

Apr 17 With now two reporting years (2015 and 2016) behind us since the implementation of the Employer Mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the IRS has yet to impose any Read More
Thought That ACA Reporting for 2015 Was a Free Pass? Think Again.

Thought That ACA Reporting for 2015 Was a Free Pass? Think Again.

Apr 13 With now two reporting years (2015 and 2016) behind us since the implementation of the Employer Mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the IRS has yet to impose any Read More
Life After The Proposed AHCA: An Employer’s Tip Sheet

Life After The Proposed AHCA: An Employer’s Tip Sheet

Apr 4 Goodbye AHCA, hello ACA. Again. While President Trump’s attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the American Health Care Act (AHCA) has left many Americans relieved Read More
The IRS ACA Audit Process Forces Employers to Prove Their Case or Face Penalties

The IRS ACA Audit Process Forces Employers to Prove Their Case or Face Penalties

Mar 21 Op-Ed Updated Published on March 16, 2017 on ‘Accounting Today’ A few weeks after the national election, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began to issue notices to employers who may Read More
Uber Decision in Florida and The Gig Economy

Uber Decision in Florida and The Gig Economy

Feb 20 In a recent decision within the Florida courts, Uber was victorious in a misclassification case that left Uber drivers classified as independent contractors and not employees. It speaks to the Read More
The ACA Exchange Appeals Process

The ACA Exchange Appeals Process

Feb 22 The Exchanges in the Health Insurance Marketplace have been issuing out notices to employers. Each such Notice indicates to the employer that it may be subject to penalties for failing Read More
The IRS Audit Process Will Force Employers to Prove Their Case or Face Penalties

The IRS Audit Process Will Force Employers to Prove Their Case or Face Penalties

Feb 13 Post election, in December of 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began to issue out notices to employers who may have failed to comply with the ACA. These notices appear Read More
ACA Reporting And The IRS: What To Know About The Letter You Received

ACA Reporting And The IRS: What To Know About The Letter You Received

Jan 30 At the close of 2016, the IRS letters mailed notices to employers, signaling the start of the IRS’s Read More
Understanding Anti-Discrimination: The IRS Issues Final Rule

Understanding Anti-Discrimination: The IRS Issues Final Rule

Jan 25 In the final rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, Read More
Trump’s Executive Order on the ACA and Future Compliance Obligations

Trump’s Executive Order on the ACA and Future Compliance Obligations

Jan 23 On his first day in office, Trump signed one of his first executive orders, entitled “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal.” The Read More
The Reality Of ACA Penalties Post-Repeal

The Reality Of ACA Penalties Post-Repeal

Jan 20 As Donald J. Trump officially takes his seat as the 45th President of the United States, we inch closer to the reality of an Affordable Care Act repeal. While the Read More
Some ACA Compliance Still Required By Employers Despite Possible Repeal

Some ACA Compliance Still Required By Employers Despite Possible Repeal

Jan 16 As conflicting opinions of an ACA Repeal continue to loom overhead, from the Republican viewpoint, a repeal seems inevitable. However, this does not translate to an elimination of ACA compliance Read More
Understanding ACA Compliance And Utilizing Staffing Firms

Understanding ACA Compliance And Utilizing Staffing Firms

Jan 10 By now it should come as no surprise that maintaining ACA compliance is a confusing and at times difficult task. We know the basics: Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) with 50 Read More
The IRS ACA Audit Has Begun: What To Do To Avoid Penalties

The IRS ACA Audit Has Begun: What To Do To Avoid Penalties

Jan 5 A round of IRS letters have been mailed out to employers, signifying the start of the IRS’s Affordable Care Act audit process. As the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) anticipates nine Read More
Regardless of Election & Rhetoric, Employers Are Still on the Hook for 2016 ACA Reporting

Regardless of Election & Rhetoric, Employers Are Still on the Hook for 2016 ACA Reporting

Dec 1 It remains unclear whether Trump and the Republican-majority Congress will repeal and replace the ACA. Shortly after loudly pledging that he will repeal and replace the ACA, just three days Read More
ACA’s 2016 Penalties Are Estimated to Near $31 Billion

ACA’s 2016 Penalties Are Estimated to Near $31 Billion

Nov 22 Over the course of 2016, the ACA Times has reported on ways for employers to comply with mandates of the Affordable Care Act in an effort to avoid paying large Read More
What Will Happen Next With The Gig Economy?

What Will Happen Next With The Gig Economy?

Nov 28 Independent contractors have gone from side help for employers to the backbone of many companies. The “gig” economy as it’s now called, includes any of said contractors who work within Read More
ACA Reporting Extension & Good Faith Relief From Penalties

ACA Reporting Extension & Good Faith Relief From Penalties

Nov 21 2017 is just around the corner, and there’s news from the IRS on important changes. The IRS’s Notice 2016-70, arriving in IRB 2016-49 dated December 5, 2016, highlights some of Read More
ACA Retaliation Claims: The Final Verdict Comes From OSHA

ACA Retaliation Claims: The Final Verdict Comes From OSHA

Nov 14 Under the Affordable Care Act, employees unable to afford the minimum essential coverage from employers are possibly eligible for Premium Tax Credits from the Health Insurance Marketplace to assist in Read More
With Trump Election Employers Still on Hook for 2016 ACA Reporting

With Trump Election Employers Still on Hook for 2016 ACA Reporting

Nov 11 With the stunning election of Donald Trump as President comes a serious question of what happens to the Employer Mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare.” Read More
New Instructions For Forms 1094-C and 1095-C: An Infographic

New Instructions For Forms 1094-C and 1095-C: An Infographic

Nov 8 As the IRS released the final forms for 2016 Form 1094-C (Transmittal of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Information Returns) and 2016 Form 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Read More
Op-Ed: Waiting To Exhale: Clinton, Trump, & The Fate Of Healthcare Reform

Op-Ed: Waiting To Exhale: Clinton, Trump, & The Fate Of Healthcare Reform

Nov 7 The 2016 Presidential election has been arguably the most stress inducing election for Americans in recent history. And for a myriad of reasons. Regardless of whether you stand with Hillary Read More
ACA Employer Mandate Penalties Over The Next Ten Years Projects Billions

ACA Employer Mandate Penalties Over The Next Ten Years Projects Billions

Nov 1 ACA, compliance is serious business. Failure to comply with the requirements and deadlines set forth by the Affordable Care Act can lead to big penalties. These penalties are so big, Read More
It’s A Brand New Day For Marketplace Notices And Appeals

It’s A Brand New Day For Marketplace Notices And Appeals

Oct 3 Over the course of the year, many employers participated in a widespread panic over notices mailed to them from the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace. These notices summarized that an employee Read More
More Tips On Avoiding Penalties During ACA Information Reporting

More Tips On Avoiding Penalties During ACA Information Reporting

Sep 27 Employers have lost a significant margin of error when it comes to ACA information reporting in 2016. As previously discussed, as the good faith standard for incomplete or inaccurate reporting Read More
Guess Which State Is Taking A Step Toward Correcting Employee Misclassifications?

Guess Which State Is Taking A Step Toward Correcting Employee Misclassifications?

Sep 22 Since 2015, the topic of employee misclassification has been a hot one. Thank companies like Dave & Busters—who came under fire for allegedly doctoring hours to fall below the ACA’s Read More
Don’t Make 2015’s Mistakes In 2016

Don’t Make 2015’s Mistakes In 2016

Jul 27 The June 30, 2016 deadline for employers to file their applicable 2015 health care tax return with theIRShas passed.For many employers, the damage is done.Skipped deadlines, misclassifications, and ignoring of Read More
Employers: Keep Your ACA Compliance, Even In Your Health Plan Language

Employers: Keep Your ACA Compliance, Even In Your Health Plan Language

Jul 21 While employers have been urged to maintain ACA compliance when it comes to reporting the health care information of its employees, there’s more to it. The Employee Retirement Income Security Read More
Study Reveals The Health Insurance Marketplace Doesn’t Have The Highest Premiums

Study Reveals The Health Insurance Marketplace Doesn’t Have The Highest Premiums

Jul 12 Think the Health Insurance Marketplace has the highest premiums? Think again. A report by the Commonwealth Fund reveals that the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace is not the most expensive place Read More
It’s Deadline Day! File Your ACA Forms or Face A Penalty

It’s Deadline Day! File Your ACA Forms or Face A Penalty

Jun 30 We’ve finally reached this point. Today (June 30) marks that day that all Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) with 50 or more full-time equivalents must electronically file forms 1094-C and 1095-C. Read More
Is Cybersecurity An Issue When Using The ACV? The TIGTA Weighs In

Is Cybersecurity An Issue When Using The ACV? The TIGTA Weighs In

Jun 29 The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA)released a report highlighting security and testing risks when determining ACA compliance through the IRS’s ACA Compliance Validation System (ACV). Considering the issues Read More
To Audit Or Not To Audit: How An ACA Audit Can Save Your Company’s Pockets

To Audit Or Not To Audit: How An ACA Audit Can Save Your Company’s Pockets

Jun 27 It feels like the year of penalties for employers this tax season, primarily those classified by the ACA for an Applicable Large Employer (50+ full-time equivalents). This is due largely Read More
Valve is being sued. Will there be any Steam left after this lawsuit?

Valve is being sued. Will there be any Steam left after this lawsuit?

Jun 22 Last year, Uber became entangled in multiple employee misclassification lawsuits. These primarily involved individual incidents where contracted drivers exceeded the hourly threshold to be deemed “full-time” under the Affordable Care Read More
ACA Penalties To Hit $228 Billion

ACA Penalties To Hit $228 Billion

May 16 2015 marked the first year where the Affordable Care Act was arguably set into clear motion, as new policies and mandates from employer to employee and covering others were just Read More
The DO’s and DON’Ts Of ACA Compliance

The DO’s and DON’Ts Of ACA Compliance

May 10 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has undoubtedly affected most companies and their move toward organization to address the ACA. Although more businesses may become familiar to the mandates proposed by Read More
Employer Shared Responsibility Payment Checklist

Employer Shared Responsibility Payment Checklist

Apr 15 The Affordable Care Act was implemented as a move to provide widespread health care coverage to all Americans. Under this law, Applicable Large Employers (ALE) must offer health coverage to Read More
Cutting Hours To Avoid Health Care Coverage brings Dave & Buster’s Under Legal Scrutiny

Cutting Hours To Avoid Health Care Coverage brings Dave & Buster’s Under Legal Scrutiny

Apr 4 A class action lawsuit has been filed outside of federal courts in New York against restaurant and gaming chain Dave & Buster’s. The reason? Cutting employees’ hours to duck mandatory Read More