The IRS Wants More Employers to Use Electronic Filing

The IRS Wants More Employers to Use Electronic Filing

June 11, 2018 2 minute read: The IRS is proposing regulations that would expand mandatory electronic filings for most employers by aggregating the number of total information returns they submit to the federal Read More
How to Handle ACA Filing Corrections with the IRS

How to Handle ACA Filing Corrections with the IRS

May 30, 2018 3 minute read: If you found yourself in a situation where you received receipt of your ACA information returns for 2017 with a status of “Accepted with Errors,” you’re not Read More
IRS Confirms Continued Enforcement of ACA Employer Mandate [UPDATE]

IRS Confirms Continued Enforcement of ACA Employer Mandate [UPDATE]

May 14, 2018 3 minute read: The evidence continues to mount that the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act is not going away soon, if ever. And the process of the IRS Read More
ACA Employer Mandate Poses IRS and U.S. GAAP Complications

ACA Employer Mandate Poses IRS and U.S. GAAP Complications

April 23, 2018 4 minute read: Originally published on April 18,2018, in Accounting Today. In most organizations, the task of ensuring compliance with the Affordable Care Act lies with the Human Resources team. Read More
Advisers, Beware These Two Letters from the IRS

Advisers, Beware These Two Letters from the IRS

April 9, 2018 4 minute read: Originally published on April 4, 2018 in Employee Benefit Adviser. Advisers beware: Affordable Care Act penalties are being assessed by the IRS and the enforcement process is Read More
File ACA 1094-C/1095-C Information with IRS On Time to Avoid Penalties

File ACA 1094-C/1095-C Information with IRS On Time to Avoid Penalties

March 28, 2018 2 minute read:   With the deadline for providing Affordable Care Act (ACA) information filings to the IRS fast approaching, don’t forget about the late filing penalties under IRS Section 6721. Read More
Time to Check Your Work with IRS ACA Filing Deadline Approaching

Time to Check Your Work with IRS ACA Filing Deadline Approaching

March 19, 2018 3 minute read:   The April 2 deadline is fast approaching for filing information related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Credit to your organization if it’s putting the finishing touches Read More
More Signs Pointing to Continued IRS Enforcement of the ACA [UPDATE]

More Signs Pointing to Continued IRS Enforcement of the ACA [UPDATE]

March 12, 2018 As we look forward to the start of spring, all signs are pointing to the IRS continuing its efforts to enforce the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A new wave of Read More
ACA Employer Mandate Poses IRS and US GAAP Complications

ACA Employer Mandate Poses IRS and US GAAP Complications

February 26, 2018 You would think it would go without saying, but let’s say it. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its employer mandate have tax and financial implications. And that means it’s Read More
IRS Provides Guidance on Using Corrected Form 1095-A

IRS Provides Guidance on Using Corrected Form 1095-A

February 14, 2018 If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, then you may have avoided having to file an amended return if you received a corrected 2017 Form 1095-A for the Healthcare Marketplace. Read More
Expect IRS to Enforce the ACA’S Individual and Employer Mandates [UPDATE]

Expect IRS to Enforce the ACA’S Individual and Employer Mandates [UPDATE]

February 7, 2018 The approval of tax reform legislation by Congress may ultimately have an impact on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2019. That’s when the legislation essentially repeals the individual mandate Read More
Less Than 30 Days to First IRS Filing Deadline for 2017 ACA Information

Less Than 30 Days to First IRS Filing Deadline for 2017 ACA Information

February 5, 2018 We are less than 30 days away from the first deadlines for filing Affordable Care Act (ACA) information for the 2017 tax year. How time flies! Here is who must Read More
IRS Extension of Good Faith Relief is Good and Bad News

IRS Extension of Good Faith Relief is Good and Bad News

December 28, 2017 As the saying goes, I have some good news and some bad news. For the good news, the IRS has extended good faith relief for information-reporting requirements for the Affordable Read More
IRS Extends 2018 ACA Deadline for Providing 1095-Cs to Employees

IRS Extends 2018 ACA Deadline for Providing 1095-Cs to Employees

December 27, 2017 The IRS has extended the 2018 deadlines to provide 2017 health coverage information forms to individuals as required by Affordable Care Act (ACA). The information was included in a new Read More
The IRS Issues Guidance on the ACA’s Individual Mandate While Congress Looks to Repeal It

The IRS Issues Guidance on the ACA’s Individual Mandate While Congress Looks to Repeal It

December 18, 2017 During 2017, the IRS has steadfastly avoided being swayed by the political breezes, even when they seemed to reach hurricane-level velocity. When President Trump and Republicans in Congress were readying Read More
More Suggestions on Responding to IRS Letter 226J

More Suggestions on Responding to IRS Letter 226J

November 28, 2017 The IRS has released the first round of letters to Applicable Large Employers (ALEs), companies with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees, it believes were are subject to Read More
Are Your Clients Ready for the IRS’s ACA Penalty Assessments?

Are Your Clients Ready for the IRS’s ACA Penalty Assessments?

November 27, 2017 Originally published on November 21, 2017 in “Accounting Today”  The IRS has been sending signals since the summer that it will be enforcing the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. Those signals Read More
Will the IRS Extend ACA Reporting Deadlines?

Will the IRS Extend ACA Reporting Deadlines?

November 14, 2017 Are deadline extensions and reinstatement of penalty relief for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the cards for employers? The IRS Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) has recommended the Read More
How to Respond to IRS Letter 226J About Affordable Care Act Penalties

How to Respond to IRS Letter 226J About Affordable Care Act Penalties

November 13, 2017 It’s the letter no one wants to receive. However, its coming and you need to be prepared just in case your company or client receives it. It is Letter 226J, Read More
The IRS Releases Sample of Letter 226J

The IRS Releases Sample of Letter 226J

November 9, 2017 As we reported this week, the IRS has issued guidance on its plans to issue penalty notices by the end of this year to Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) it believes Read More
The IRS Will Start Issuing ACA Penalty Notices in 2017

The IRS Will Start Issuing ACA Penalty Notices in 2017

November 6, 2017 As we reported earlier this year, indications from the IRS pointed to the agency sending enforcement notices by December 2017 to businesses with 50 or more employees – referred to Read More
Free Resources from the IRS to Answer Your Questions on the ACA

Free Resources from the IRS to Answer Your Questions on the ACA

November 2, 2017 The IRS provides a variety of resources to assist organizations in better understanding the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Here’s are some that we hope you will find Read More
Update on IRS Penalties for Employers That Fail to File ACA-Mandated Information

Update on IRS Penalties for Employers That Fail to File ACA-Mandated Information

November 1, 2017 You can expect to see a slight increase in IRS penalties related to the Affordable Care Act for the 2018 and 2019 tax filing seasons, which reflect reporting for the Read More
Has the ACA Bettered the Language Barriers in Forms Reporting? We Asked a Professional

Has the ACA Bettered the Language Barriers in Forms Reporting? We Asked a Professional

October 25, 2017 Over the last few years, pocket neighborhoods of Spanish speaking individuals have produced significant language barriers when it comes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Many whose primary language is Read More
IRS Roundup: What You Need to Know About the IRS and the Affordable Care Act

IRS Roundup: What You Need to Know About the IRS and the Affordable Care Act

October 24, 2017 Over the past few months, the IRS has been moving forward with preparations for the ACA-mandated filings for the 2017 tax reporting year. Here’s what we know so far about Read More
IRS To Enforce Individual Mandate for 2017 Tax Returns

IRS To Enforce Individual Mandate for 2017 Tax Returns

October 19, 2017 In yet another sign that the IRS will be enforcing the Affordable Care Act, the IRS’s ACA Information Center for Taxpaying Professionals is providing updated guidance that it will require Read More
IRS Issues Instructions for Use of New ACA Forms for 2017 Tax Year [NEW REPORT]

IRS Issues Instructions for Use of New ACA Forms for 2017 Tax Year [NEW REPORT]

October 10, 2017 The IRS has followed the release of the 2017 forms for filing Affordable Care Act (ACA)-mandated information with the IRS for the 2017 tax year with the instructions for the Read More
IRS Issues New ACA Forms for 2017 Tax Year [NEW REPORT]

IRS Issues New ACA Forms for 2017 Tax Year [NEW REPORT]

October 3, 2017 The IRS continues to prepare for employers to file ACA-mandated information with the IRS for the 2017 tax year. The IRS is now making the new Form 1094-C and Form Read More
IRS Extends Voluntary Reporting Of Catastrophic Coverage

IRS Extends Voluntary Reporting Of Catastrophic Coverage

September 21, 2017 The IRS released Notice 2017-41 last month, informing health insurance issuers of further guidance surrounding the reporting of catastrophic plan coverage acquired through the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace. It’s the Read More
IRS Reveals 2017 Average National Monthly Premium Needed to Calculate Individual Taxpayer Penalties for ACA

IRS Reveals 2017 Average National Monthly Premium Needed to Calculate Individual Taxpayer Penalties for ACA

August 30, 2017 The IRS has issued the 2017 Average National Monthly Premium of bronze-level qualified health plans for both individuals and shared responsibility families of five or more. That figure is the Read More
Everything You Want To Know About Virtual IRS Appeals and the ACA

Everything You Want To Know About Virtual IRS Appeals and the ACA

August 28, 2017 For many Americans, tax appeals are a daunting process. Every year, the IRS Office of Appeals sees over 100,000 tax appeals travel across their desks from those taxpayers challenging the Read More
Independent of the Bipartisan Effort to Reform Healthcare, the IRS Continues to Enforce the ACA

Independent of the Bipartisan Effort to Reform Healthcare, the IRS Continues to Enforce the ACA

August 24, 2017 In the wake of Congress being unable to pass ACA repeal and replace legislation, a bipartisan effort seems to be growing around improving the ACA. Indeed, a majority of Americans Read More
Another Sign That the IRS is Moving Forward with Enforcing ACA Compliance

Another Sign That the IRS is Moving Forward with Enforcing ACA Compliance

August 21, 2017 Letters released this month by the IRS continue to point to the agency moving forward with its plans to enforce the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The IRS has indicated it Read More
2 Reasons Why Employers Should Care About the IRS Individual Mandate Report

2 Reasons Why Employers Should Care About the IRS Individual Mandate Report

August 9, 2017 A recently released report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) on IRS notifications in regards to the ACA’s individual mandate has potential implications for employers. TIGTA, at Read More
Draft IRS ACA Reporting Forms for 2017 Are Out, Transition Relief for Companies Is Over

Draft IRS ACA Reporting Forms for 2017 Are Out, Transition Relief for Companies Is Over

August 7, 2017 The IRS has released drafts of forms 1094-C and 1095-C for use in reporting ACA-mandated information for the 2017 tax year. You can view the draft forms at these links: Read More
The IRS Finalizes Regulations for ACA Premium Tax Credits

The IRS Finalizes Regulations for ACA Premium Tax Credits

July 26, 2017 The IRS on July 24 finalized regulations for the use of premium tax credits. These are the tax credits provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to help lower income Read More
IRS Memorandum Sheds Light on Taxability Of Benefits Paid by Self-Funded Health Plans

IRS Memorandum Sheds Light on Taxability Of Benefits Paid by Self-Funded Health Plans

July 13, 2017 Many employers which provide self-funded healthcare for their employees have taken to covering the cost of employee participation in associated wellness plans. It’s a practice the IRS is well aware Read More
IRS Still Moving Forward with ACA Compliance Enforcement for Employers

IRS Still Moving Forward with ACA Compliance Enforcement for Employers

July 10, 2017 The IRS recently issued Notice 2017-38, which revealed the results of the Treasury Department’s review of all “significant tax regulations” per President Trump’s Executive Order 13789 issued in April 2017. Read More
PCORI Fee Deadline is Coming up on July 31

PCORI Fee Deadline is Coming up on July 31

June 19, 2017 For those employers with self-insured plans, the annual filing and fee payments deadline is coming up on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee on July 31. IRS Form 720, Read More
IRS Tax Documents Assist Decision In Classification Case

IRS Tax Documents Assist Decision In Classification Case

May 2, 2017 With misclassification suits becoming more and more frequent, the latest case suggests that tax returns might be subject to mandatory disclosure in resolving classification issues. In a recent case, Mescalero Read More