Employers subject to the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) information reporting requirements are reminded that the deadlines for filing the first ACA information returns with the IRS for the 2015 calendar year are quickly approaching. The due dates are as follows:
- Applicable large employers (ALEs)–generally those with 50 or more full-time employees, including full-time equivalents–must file Forms 1094-C and 1095-C with the IRS no later than May 31, 2016 (or June 30, 2016, if filing electronically).
- Self-insuring employers that are not considered ALEs, and other parties that provide minimum essential health coverage, must file Forms 1094-B and 1095-B with the IRS no later than May 31, 2016 (or June 30, 2016, if filing electronically).
The ACA information returns are used to report certain information to the IRS about the health care coverage offered to employees and other covered individuals (as applicable). Affected employers were also required to furnish employee/individual statements, on or before March 31, 2016, that included the same information provided to the IRS. Be sure to review our Information Reporting section within the Client Resource Center for more information, guidance, and Q&As.