Year End - 1095-C and Filing

4 01, 2018

ACA Safe Harbors – Who Needs Them and How Do They Work?

2018-01-04T08:38:03+00:00 January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

KB14-073 With two reporting year behind us we may be thinking that we’ve got this ACA thing down and there is nothing more to learn (or maybe we just don’t want to!). Yet, making sure that your company is using safe harbors efficiently could lead to improved methods of determining affordability and make 2017 and beyond [...]

2 01, 2018

1095-C Reporting: How to Use Affordability Safe Harbors

2018-02-13T09:24:39+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

KB14-072 Since employers don’t know their employees’ household incomes, how do they document what’s “affordable” on their 1095-C returns to the IRS?   The IRS gives employers three ways to declare on their Affordable Care Act returns – specifically, Line 16 of Form 1095-C – just how affordable their employees’ contributions to coverage were   To [...]

29 12, 2017

Sample Employee E-Mail and PDF Consent Form for 1095-C

2017-12-29T07:53:19+00:00 December 29th, 2017|0 Comments

KB14-071 Sample E-Mail The following e-mail is an example only and uses the disclosure requirements set forth in IRS Publication 15a and Treasury Regulations Sub Chapter  C. Sec 31.6051-1(j). Email Subject:  IMPORTANT TAX RETURN DOCUMENT AVAILABLE Email Body: Fabrikam is pleased to offer 1095-C statements via e-mail this year instead of the traditional paper copy! [...]

12 12, 2017

I Received Letter 226J from the IRS. How Do I Respond?

2017-12-12T15:28:17+00:00 December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

KB14-069 The IRS has begun to notify employers of ESRPs (Employer-Shared Responsibility Payments), otherwise known as ACA penalties. The first letters address penalties associated with the 2015 filing year for forms provided to the IRS in 2016. It is important to provide a timely response to this IRS letter. Here are some tips to ensure [...]

4 08, 2017

Printing Forms for Mailing to the IRS – Best Practices

2017-10-18T09:29:51+00:00 August 4th, 2017|0 Comments

KB13-053 On the IRS payroll industry call August 3rd, 2017, the IRS requested payroll software providers to educate users of their software on the best practice approach for printing forms for mail to the IRS. The Integrity Data ACA Compliance Solution provides the ability for users to print forms 1094-C and 1095-C. These forms can [...]

13 03, 2017

Fixing TIN (SSN) Validation Errors from the IRS

2017-10-18T10:39:24+00:00 March 13th, 2017|0 Comments

KB14-059 By far the most common error message received from the IRS on a given employee’s 1095-C form are the two in red above. In IRS speak, this means a social security number (SSN) that was specified on the 1095-C does not match what the IRS database has on file for the name provided. This [...]

7 09, 2016

Criteria for Reporting Union Plans with the Multi-Employer IR Safe Harbor

2017-10-20T11:39:56+00:00 September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

KB14-051 It has nothing to do with union fees. The multi-employer plan transition relief (2E) provides that a contributing employer is treated as offering coverage, and generally protected from a penalty, if the following three criteria are met: The employer is required to contribute to a multi-employer plan on behalf of an employee pursuant to [...]

7 09, 2016

Explaining the Law for Reporting Retirees

2017-10-18T14:09:11+00:00 September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

KB14-047 The only time retirees come into play for reporting is if the retiree was enrolled in a self-funded employer sponsored health coverage. Fully insured - Nothing on our end needs to be done as the carrier will do the reporting via 1095-B. However, if the plan the retiree is enrolled in is self-insured then [...]