Last November, the IRS began sending out Letter 226-J to applicable large employers (ALE) that were subject to employer shared responsibility penalties (ESRP) for their 2015 Affordable Care Act (ACA) filings. Letter 226-J does give employers the opportunity to refute the assessed penalty amount using Form 14764, and many are taking advantage of this opportunity.
This has been an ongoing and confusing process for employers, and now a new step in the penalty process has been added—IRS Letter 227, which is related to the employer’s initial response. Letter 227 is sent by the IRS to either close an employer’s penalty inquiry or provide next steps to the employer.
Applicable large employers (ALEs) have just completed the third year of Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting. Until now ACA compliance activities such as tracking employees, offering appropriate benefits, and reporting to the IRS have generally fallen on HR departments. In many instances, employers may receive assistance from a trusted advisor like a benefits broker or CPA.
The final deadline for Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting was on April 2. Are you an applicable large employer (ALE) that missed this e-filing deadline for ACA Forms 1094-C and 1095-C?
One year after President Trump took office vowing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the law still stands.
Yet many people assume it has been repealed, even though the requirement for an employer to offer health care coverage to full-time employees is still in effect.
Yes, ACA reporting is still on for 2017.
If you were doubting that 12 months ago, or even six months ago, we can’t blame you. This time last year, health care reform efforts in Congress seemed poised to change how employers’ reporting and compliance requirements worked. President Trump signed a number of executive orders in the following months, attempting to dismantle various provisions of the ACA.
But, as far as employers are concerned, nothing is different this year, and the deadlines are approaching.