Monday, July 25, 2016

ACA Form Correction Frequently Asked Questions

As if the Affordable Care Act forms you’ve just finished filing weren’t stressful enough, now you’ve got to do them all over again because they’ve been rejected. Or accepted with errors? Can they even do that?

They can, and you’re still expected to make sure each form is corrected. Read on to find out more about this and more answers to your ACA correction FAQs:

Which ACA forms can I correct?
When correcting a return, you can correct Forms 1094-C and either Forms 1095-B or 1095-C. Because Form 1094-B doesn’t have any additional information on it that would cause a return to be rejected, it won’t ever need to be corrected.

What information can be corrected on my forms?
  • On Form 1094-C, you can correct the employer details (name, EIN, address, DGE details) and the ALE member information (total number of forms, ALE group details).
  • On Form 1095-B, you can correct the responsible individual or employee details, employer details, issuer details, and covered individual details.
  • On Form 1095-C, you can correct the employee details and coverage information, as well as the covered individual details.

Do I need to re-issue the corrected forms to my recipients?
If you need to make corrections on a Form 1095-B or 1095-C, you are required to furnish a corrected copy to the recipient of the original form. If you’re correcting a Form 1094-C, you’ll only need to send the correct copy to the IRS.

The IRS rejected my forms. What should I do now?
If the IRS rejected your ACA return, you’ll need to identify the error that caused the rejection as soon as possible. If the entire return was rejected, it’s likely an error on the Form 1094-C or among the employer or issuer details on Form 1095-B. Once you’ve identified the error, you’ll have to file a corrected return as soon as possible. You may need to reissue forms to your employees or recipients in addition to the forms you send the IRS.

The IRS accepted my return, but with errors. How do I fix the errors?
To fix the errors in an accepted return, you’ll need to identify the individual errors that caused each rejected form. In this case, the error is usually a TIN mismatch. Make the appropriate corrections and send the new forms to the IRS and your recipient(s), if applicable.

How is ACA form correction done through ExpressACAForms?
Quickly and easily! No, seriously: if your return was rejected, or accepted with errors, the best place to e-file your corrections is ExpressACAForms. All you do once you create your account is upload a document of your corrected information, we’ll put it all together, let you review it, and send it off to the IRS with an error-free guarantee.

If you have any questions about e-filing your corrections through ExpressACAForms, we’re happy to help! Just give us a call at (704) 839-2270 or send us a live chat through our website. We’re available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT. We also offer 24/7 email assistance through!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Missed Your ACA Deadline? Here's What You Need to Do

No one’s perfect. Unfortunately, this sometimes even applies to IRS filing deadlines.

It’s true that not everyone was able to file their Affordable Care Act return, Forms 1094 and 1095, with the IRS on time this year, despite the automatic three-month extension everyone filing received. But rather than worry about what the IRS is going to do because you haven’t filed yet, it’s time to act so that your return is only late and not missing.

This year, late filing is a little more acceptable than it will be in the future. For your 2015 return, the IRS is forgiving late filing fees if you can prove that you made good faith efforts to file timely and correctly. However, after this year, you could be charged up to $250 per form filed late depending on when, or if, you eventually file your return.

The key fact to take away here (if you haven’t filed yet this year) is to file as soon as possible after the due date you missed. This year, it shows one of those good faith efforts we talked about regarding getting your forms to the right place (in this case, the IRS). Next year (or any year after), if you’re late, filing as soon as possible will help keep your late-filing penalties lower. Think $50 per late form instead of $250.

Keep in mind that you can generally avoid these penalties by filing well before your due date, that way you have time to notice any filing mishaps that may occur. If you do file before the deadline and have to make corrections, it won’t matter if your corrections come in after the deadline since your original filing was on time.

If you haven’t already, you can sign up with ExpressACAForms today - either to e-file a late 2015 return or to get prepared for your 2016 ACA filing. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT, at (704) 839-2270, or send us an email anytime to

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Friday, July 15, 2016

ACA E-filing is Still Available at ExpressACAForms

It’s been a whirlwind of a year, so we understand if things got away from you and your ACA filing hasn’t been at the center of your focus. That’s why whether you need to correct a rejected return or get started on a late filing, ExpressACAForms is here to help.

With our state of the art, IRS-authorized e-filing system, you can still upload, process, and e-file your ACA return, even though it’s past the deadline. Just create an account at to get started.

Additionally, if you have already e-filed your return only to have it rejected by the IRS - with very little instruction on how to correct it, might we add - ExpressACAForms can help you to easily and accurately amend your forms. We can even help you retransmit them to the IRS with that handy dandy e-filing system we mentioned.

And since we’re still working hard to make sure your ACA return is e-filed correctly, our US-based customer support team is available to help with any questions you have while filing. We’re available by phone (704-839-2270) and live chat (through our website) Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. We also provide 24/7 email assistance through

If your ACA return still hasn’t be resolved, even though we’re past the deadline, there’s no need to fret: ExpressACAForms is here for you!

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