Proposed California Bill Puts the State in Charge of Healthcare Costs

Proposed California Bill Puts the State in Charge of Healthcare Costs

May 21, 2018 2 minute read: As the current White House and Congressional Republicans continue to snipe at the Affordable Care Act, some states are taking action to shore up the federal healthcare Read More
ACA Compliance: A Tale of Two IRS Measurement Methods

ACA Compliance: A Tale of Two IRS Measurement Methods

May 16, 2018 3 minute read: If you or someone you know has been hit with Letter 226J, you know that it is no laughing matter. The IRS is issuing ACA penalty assessments Read More
TIN Validation Errors with the IRS Can Affect ACA Compliance

TIN Validation Errors with the IRS Can Affect ACA Compliance

May 9, 2018 2 minute read: A recent blog post from Robert Sheen discussed the IRS’s continuing efforts to enforce the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. On an annual basis, )applicable large employers Read More
ACA and Healthcare Grow in Popularity as Midterms Draw Near

ACA and Healthcare Grow in Popularity as Midterms Draw Near

April 30, 2018 2 minute read: Studies show that voters have prioritized healthcare as a top issue to be addressed in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections in November. For the first time in Read More
Keep Tabs on Seasonal Workers and Employees to Avoid ACA IRS Penalties

Keep Tabs on Seasonal Workers and Employees to Avoid ACA IRS Penalties

April 25, 2018 3 minute read: Fast forward to summer 2020. You’re taking a nice stroll along the beach, not a care in the world. You feel your phone vibrate and notice you’re 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
IRS Safe Harbors for Affordability Help Avoid ACA Penalties

IRS Safe Harbors for Affordability Help Avoid ACA Penalties

April 16, 2018 4 minute read: How exactly do employers prove to the IRS that the healthcare plans they are offering to their workforce are affordable under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? It’s 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
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
After Settlement Rejected, Dave & Buster’s Court Case Continues

After Settlement Rejected, Dave & Buster’s Court Case Continues

February 21, 2018 The class action lawsuit filed in federal courts in New York’s Southern District against entertainment and restaurant chain Dave & Buster’s is continuing after the judge in the case rejected 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
DOL Seeking Comments On Extending Association Health Plans

DOL Seeking Comments On Extending Association Health Plans

January 30, 2018 Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers that do not meet the 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employee threshold to be Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) do not face Read More
Worker Misclassification Can Impact ACA Compliance

Worker Misclassification Can Impact ACA Compliance

January 10, 2018 On December 31, 2017, the North Carolina Employee Fair Classification Act (EFCA) took effect. The new law allows for heightened investigations into those employers that are allegedly misclassifying their workers Read More
Calculating FT and FTE Employees [UPDATED]

Calculating FT and FTE Employees [UPDATED]

January 4, 2018 As part of their annual filing of healthcare coverage information with the IRS, organizations must determine if they are Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) for purposes of the Affordable Care Act 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
Tax Reform Bills Keep ACA Employer Mandate Intact

Tax Reform Bills Keep ACA Employer Mandate Intact

December 14, 2017 Throwback Thursday Feature from Wednesday, December 6, 2017. When the U.S. House and Senate Republicans meet in conference to discuss how they will reconcile their two different tax reform legislations, among Read More
IRS Penalties for ACA Non-Compliance Can Be Costly

IRS Penalties for ACA Non-Compliance Can Be Costly

December 13, 2017 The IRS has announced the penalty amounts for companies with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the Read More
Preparing For Affordable Care Act Filings With the IRS? Here’s a Checklist That May Help [Updated]

Preparing For Affordable Care Act Filings With the IRS? Here’s a Checklist That May Help [Updated]

December 12, 2017 Updated from original blog post on November 7, 2017. The ACA filing deadlines for the 2017 tax year are fast approaching. With the IRS sending penalty notices for ACA filings Read More
IRS Letter 226J Infographic Details Response Process [Updated]

IRS Letter 226J Infographic Details Response Process [Updated]

December 11, 2017 Updated from original blog post on December 4, 2017. As more organizations start to prepare for the possibility of receiving a holiday greeting from the IRS in the form of Read More
IRS Provides Information on Responding to Letter 226J

IRS Provides Information on Responding to Letter 226J

December 5, 2017 The IRS has posted information on its website regarding Letter 226J, the initial letter issued to Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) – those organizations with 50 or more full-time or full-time 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
The IRS is Sending Million Dollar ACA Penalty Notices to Employers

The IRS is Sending Million Dollar ACA Penalty Notices to Employers

November 15, 2017 The letter no one wants is now in the mail! (click the image for the full letter) Applicable Large Employers (ALEs), employers with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent 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
Preparing for Affordable Care Act Filings with the IRS? Here’s a Checklist That May Help

Preparing for Affordable Care Act Filings with the IRS? Here’s a Checklist That May Help

November 7, 2017 Now is the time to be assessing where you stand in gathering the necessary information necessary for filing ACA-mandated information with the IRS. Organizations with more than 50 full-time or 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
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
New White House Executive Order Doesn’t Change ACA Employer Mandate

New White House Executive Order Doesn’t Change ACA Employer Mandate

October 16, 2017 The Executive Order directed at the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was signed by President Trump last week addresses three areas he claims will expand healthcare choices to Americans. The 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
The Two C’s of Open Enrollment Season: Communication and Compliance

The Two C’s of Open Enrollment Season: Communication and Compliance

October 2, 2017 The Affordable Care Act raised the ante on providing health insurance to Americans for U. S. businesses. It mandated that applicable large employers (those with 50 or more full-time employees 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