The deadlines are fast approaching for employers to furnish and file forms 1095-B, 1095-C, 1094-B and 1094-C:
- March 31, 2016: Forms 1095-B and 1095-C must be furnished to employees
- May 31, 2016: Paper filing of forms 1094-B and 1094-C must be sent to the IRS
- June 30, 2016: Electronic filing of forms 1094-B and 1094-C must be sent to the IRS
We have been humbled to provide the tools in OpenRDA that allow for ACA reporting. Those of us in Customer Care have had the pleasure of assisting many of our customers with getting their group health insurance data in place and running their forms. We are excited to be able to make the electronic filing capability available in an upcoming program release. As soon as the release is available, there will be a News Article and Blog posted. Please keep a look out for those.
As a reminder, all employers that are filing electronic ACA Information returns MUST obtain a submitter’s TCC. You must have an application in place before you can submit your electronic file. The following link takes you to the IRS’s “Tutorial for Affordable Care Act Application for Transmittal Control Code”: https://www.irs.gov/PUP/for_taxpros/software_developers/information_returns/aca_app_tutorial_online.pdf
In addition to obtaining a TCC, electronic filers must also pass a testing requirement. The following link is to the the testing packet, Publication 5164, from the AIR website: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p5164.pdf
If you have any questions or need assistance with your ACA reporting, please submit a cyber support request. We are happy to help!
The IRS is hosting a FREE webcast next Tuesday, March 29, at 2:00 EST. The topic is Affordable Care Act: Information Reporting by Providers of Minimum Essential Coverage. Click this link to register: event. You will use the same link to attend the event. In this webcast, you will get an overview of information reporting, and learn about Minimum Essential Coverage, reporting requirements, forms and resources.