UPDATE: New ACA deadlines revealed

This post was updated on Dec. 3, 2018

The IRS has released drafts of the 2018 1094/1095-C and 1094/1095-B forms. The release of these documents is another clear message from the IRS that it’s continuing to enforce the reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which applicable large employers (ALEs) are subject to. 

This upcoming reporting cycle will be the fourth year employers use the C-series forms to report on their full-time employees and the coverage that was offered to them. The good news for employers is that there are no substantive changes to the forms from the prior year. The critical filing deadlines for the upcoming reporting season are as follows:

Reporting requirement


1095-C employee fulfillment

March 4, 2019 (extended from January 31, 2019)

1094/1095 paper IRS filing

February 28, 2019

1094/1095 electronic IRS filing

April 1, 2019

Instructions and drafts for the 2018 ACA forms are available below: