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19 09, 2017

2017 Draft Instructions for Forms 1094-C & 1095-C Released

September 19th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

On September 7th, 2017, the IRS released a draft of the instructions for completing forms 1094-C and 1095-C used by employers to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements to employees and the IRS. Individuals responsible for completing these forms will surely appreciate that there were very few changes identified for 2017 reporting. [...]

15 08, 2017

IRS will not waive penalties for employer mandate under ACA

August 15th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

In a series of information letters, the IRS has clearly indicated that it won’t waive employer mandate penalties under the Affordable Care Act. For example, in a letter from the IRS to House Representative Bill Huizenga dated April 14, 2017 related to a question from an applicable large employer, it was made clear that the [...]

8 06, 2017

I thought the ACA was getting repealed … what happened?

June 8th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

Just a couple months ago, you could not watch any major news show without at least some of the show being dedicated to the repeal and replacement efforts of the Affordable Care Act. However, since the passage of the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) by the House of Representatives in early May, the topic of healthcare [...]

21 04, 2017

ACA Penalties Are Coming

April 21st, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

The political climate what it is, many employers have been holding out hope for penalty relief for not offering coverage, not offering affordable coverage and for not filing the necessary ACA forms with the IRS. The most recent legislation that was pulled for consideration in the House of Representatives would have provided relief to employers [...]

24 03, 2017

Are Employer Reporting Requirements Going Away With Repeal & Replace?

March 24th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

Many employers are hanging their hat on the employer reporting requirements (i.e. Form 1095-C) going away under the changes proposed by the Trump Administration. The current legislative proposal in the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) repeals the employer mandate to offer coverage. So under this proposal, the employer doesn't need to report information to the IRS [...]

27 02, 2017

Does the good-faith effort reprieve from penalties apply to forms for 2016 filed in 2017?

February 27th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

As employers continue to work through the challenges of complying with the Affordable Care Act, professionals in the industry are reticent to accept anything less than perfection when dealing with IRS regulations. Why? To alleviate any concern about potential penalties due to non-compliance down the road. In Notice 2016-70 dated December 5, 2016, the IRS [...]

9 06, 2016

Employer Compliance with ACA Starts with Counting

June 9th, 2016|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|0 Comments

Employer compliance with the Affordable Care Act starts with counting. Counting an employee’s hours per week. Counting an employee’s hours per month. Counting an employee’s hours when they may not even be on the job. Counting an employee’s hours when you don’t compensate them according to time.Miss a step in any of these counts and [...]