Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The IRS Has Extended the Deadline for Your ACA Recipient Forms

Don’t forget that, along with the 1095-B or 1095-C Forms you’ll file with the IRS, you also have to send a copy to each of your recipients or employees that reflects the health insurance coverage offer they received from you in the previous year!

You may remember that this past year the IRS extended the deadline for these recipient forms from January 31 to March 31 in an effort to give employers and insurance providers more time to get them done correctly. Well, they’ve done something similar for the 2016 tax filing season in early 2017.

Initially, the deadlines for the ACA Forms were set back to their original dates, which are:
  • January 31, 2017, for recipient/employee copies of Form 1095-B/C,
  • February 28, 2017, for paper filing Forms 1094 and 1095 with the IRS, and
  • March 31, 2017, for e-filing Forms 1094 and 1095 with the IRS.

But a couple weeks ago, the IRS sent out a notice that they’d be extending the deadline for recipient copies of Form 1095-B and 1095-C from January 31 to March 2, 2017. This gives filers just over a month’s time more to complete and mail these forms to each of their coverage offer recipients.

ExpressACAForms can help make sure you meet this new recipient deadline as well as the e-filing deadline for ACA Forms! Not only do we provide fast and easy (and secure!) e-filing, we also provide postal mailing for our e-file users. That means we’ll send out your recipient forms for you while also e-filing your 1094 and 1095 Forms with the IRS.

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