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ACA Compliance for Employers: Avoiding an IRS Audit

The IRS has proven over the last several months that they are actively enforcing the ACA by issuing letters to Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) who may have failed to comply with Affordable Care Act. Since the IRS is fully engaged in the Affordable Care Act audit process, it is more important than ever for US […]

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ACA Forms 1095/4-C: To e-file or not to e-file with the IRS

Do you print and mail your ACA 1095-Cs to the IRS? Or do you file them electronically? Be aware: the requirements for who can print and mail forms to the IRS rather than filing electronically (e-filing) may be changing. Today’s e-file rule is: US employers may print and mail (rather than e-file) their 1094-C & […]

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IRS Letter 227: Breaking It Down

Perhaps you are an employer who has received a 226-J letter from the IRS. For those who are unaware, the 226-J letter is a notification of a potential ESRP assessment from the IRS due to possible non-compliance. If you have in fact received this letter; hopefully you have taken the proper steps to timely respond […]

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How to avoid a love letter from the IRS: a 226-J Preventative Checklist

As many of you know, the IRS has started sending out Letter 226-J notices. Many employers are now trying to figure out what triggered the IRS to send the notice. Many of them are also trying to figure out if there was anything they could have done differently to avoid receipt of Letter 226-J. Here […]

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Affordable Care Act: Do all US employers care?

After a turbulent first year with the new administration in charge, the ACA Employer Mandate still stands and therefore so do all the IRS reporting requirements around it. As the 2017 reporting year comes to a close and we’re already into the 2018 reporting year, here are some interesting observations we have made since we […]

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IRS Extends 1095-C Reporting Deadline and Good Faith Transition Relief

  Right before the holiday weekend, the IRS released Notice 2018-06: a nice last minute holiday gift for employers. Let’s break it down:   The due date for providing Forms 1095-C to employees is extended 30 days to March 2, 2018   The ACA employer mandate – which remains as is despite the new tax […]

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ACA employer compliance enforcement: I received letter 226J from the IRS. How do I respond?

The IRS has begun notifying employers of ESRPs (Employer-Shared Responsibility Payments), otherwise known as ACA penalties. The first letters, letter 226J, 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 […]

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ACA Filing: The Big Difference Between Filing Late and Intentionally Disregarding ACA Reporting

While the current administration continues to push to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they haven’t made much progress. The IRS hasn’t imposed any non-compliance penalties over the course of these last two years ACA has been in place either. So, that begs the question, should businesses even give ACA compliance a second thought? Besides […]

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Have you received an ACA “love letter” from the IRS?

As stated back in April of this year, the IRS will begin enforcement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) any day now. They have now published a draft of the soon to be sent Employer Shared Responsibility Payment (aka “Penalty”) notification letter. While some employers have received “non-filing” letters from the IRS already, this letter […]

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Employers hoping for a filing extension for 1095-Cs likely to be disappointed

In a recent statement from the IRS, it is clear that they have stepped up enforcement of Affordable Care Act regulations. The recent statement reverses a prior practice of accepting individual tax returns which omitted information related to health insurance coverage on line 61 of tax Form 1040. For 2017 tax forms, this information will […]

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