This post is part of the TriNet ongoing series about the Affordable Care Act and its effects on small business.
Midsize companies can start 2016 with some welcome news from the government! The IRS announced on December 28 that Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) subject to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) 2015 Section 6056 reporting requirements have extended deadlines to file their required forms with the IRS.
To start, review our post on ACA for midsize employers to determine if your business is considered an ALE for ACA-reporting purposes.
Here is a breakdown of forms ALEs are required to file and their new deadlines:
The IRS also delayed the ACA Section 6055 filing deadlines for insurance carriers and self-insured plans:
Taxpayers generally will not be impacted by the extensions, even if they do not receive their forms prior to filing their individual tax returns. Most taxpayers will simply check a box on their tax returns to indicate they had coverage for the year and are not required to include Form 1095-C or Form 1095-B when filing their returns.
TriNet provides resources to help our ALE clients comply with the new reporting requirements. Contact TriNet for more information on our HR solutions for ACA compliance.
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