IRS Extends ACA Furnishing Deadline and Good-Faith Transition Relief for 2018 Tax Year

IRS Extends ACA Furnishing Deadline and Good-Faith Transition Relief for 2018 Tax Year

December 3, 2018 3 minute read: In what has become an annual rite, the IRS has extended the deadline for distributing Form 1095-C for the 2018 tax year to full-time employees as required Read More
IRS Issues ACA 2018 Forms, Instructions, and 226J for 2016

IRS Issues ACA 2018 Forms, Instructions, and 226J for 2016

October 29, 2018 1 minute read: The IRS has released the final 1094/1095-C schedules and reporting instructions for the 2018 tax year, to be filed and furnished in 2019. You can find the Read More
IRS Letter 226J Penalty Notices for 2016 May Contain Higher Penalties

IRS Letter 226J Penalty Notices for 2016 May Contain Higher Penalties

October 1, 2018 5 minute read:  Starting this fall, employers should expect Letter 226J penalty notices to be issued to organizations determined by the IRS to have failed to comply with the Affordable Read More
IRS Letter 5699 Laying the Groundwork for Issuing Letter 226J Notices for 2016 ACA Reporting Year

IRS Letter 5699 Laying the Groundwork for Issuing Letter 226J Notices for 2016 ACA Reporting Year

August 22, 2018 2 minute read: As the IRS continues to issue Letter 226J penalty notices to organizations determined by the IRS to have failed to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Read More
Latest TIGTA Report: ACA Penalties to Continue

Latest TIGTA Report: ACA Penalties to Continue

June 20, 2018 4 minute read: The report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration always has some interesting information. The recently issued report on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from March Read More
Proposed Farm Bill Another Attempt to Undermine ACA

Proposed Farm Bill Another Attempt to Undermine ACA

June 18, 2018 3 minute read: It’s well known that the Trump administration is doing all it can to undermine the Affordable Care Act. The recent decision by the federal Justice Department to Read More
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
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 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
New CMS Rule Keeps ACA Employer Mandate Intact

New CMS Rule Keeps ACA Employer Mandate Intact

April 18, 2018 3 minute read: The Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has issued a final rule to expand short-term insurance options for Americans as part of the federal government’s continuing campaign 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
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
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
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
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
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
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

January 30, 2017 At the close of 2016, the IRS letters mailed notices to employers, signaling the start of the IRS’s 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

January 5, 2017 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
New Instructions For Forms 1094-C and 1095-C: An Infographic

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

November 8, 2016 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
Updated Forms 1094-C And 1095-C Are Here

Updated Forms 1094-C And 1095-C Are Here

October 24, 2016 The IRS has released the final updated Forms 1094-C and 1095-C,and while there aren’t many modifications, there are some changes of note. As you probably already know, Form 1094-C is Read More
How To Deal With An IRS Incorrect TIN Notification: The DO’s And DON’Ts

How To Deal With An IRS Incorrect TIN Notification: The DO’s And DON’Ts

October 19, 2016 When it comes to employee TINs, some errors seem inevitable, but they don’t always mean what they seem. As an Applicable Large Employer (ALE), it is your duty in accordance Read More
More Tips On Avoiding Penalties During ACA Information Reporting

More Tips On Avoiding Penalties During ACA Information Reporting

September 27, 2016 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
A Loss Of “Good Faith”

A Loss Of “Good Faith”

September 26, 2016 The IRS has revealed some more drafts for their 2016 reporting forms, and already things have changed. You may recall in an earlier ACA Times article where the topics of Read More
How Will COBRA Coding Change In 2016?

How Will COBRA Coding Change In 2016?

September 14, 2016 The IRS has released the draft Form 1095-C, which clarifies coding for coverage for COBRA. At the start of 2016, the FAQ section of the IRS site no longer provided Read More
IRS Brings More Updates To Forms For 2017

IRS Brings More Updates To Forms For 2017

September 8, 2016 With ACA reporting deadlines approaching soon, the IRS has issued draft updates to forms 1094-C and 1095-C which large employers must use to report on certain health plan information to Read More
The ACA’s 2016 Reporting Forms Are Changing: View The IRS Drafts

The ACA’s 2016 Reporting Forms Are Changing: View The IRS Drafts

August 25, 2016 Over the past two months, the IRS has gradually rolled out ACA reporting forms for 2016. So far? 1094-B and 1095-B have been changed, as well as 1094-C and 1095-C. Read More
Understanding Form 1095-C And What To Do About Errors

Understanding Form 1095-C And What To Do About Errors

August 8, 2016 For many employers,Form 1095-C is a new document. It is the Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage form, used to report that you have offered health care to full-time employees. Read More
Don’t Make 2015’s Mistakes In 2016

Don’t Make 2015’s Mistakes In 2016

July 27, 2016 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
IRS Releases Final Reporting Forms

IRS Releases Final Reporting Forms

September 21, 2015 As get ready to file 2015 reports required by the Act, the Internal Revenue has released the final for submitting these reports, along with instructions for them. For reports filed Read More