Important Deadlines and Penalties for Employers

December 6, 2017
Posted in ACA 101
December 6, 2017 LI Advantage

Important Deadlines and Penalties for Employers

Distribution of Form 1095C to Employees

  • 1095C Form must be provided to employees no later than January 31st, 2018.
  • Forms can either be provided to the employee directly or mailed. Forms being mailed must be postmarked by January 31st. Employers must obtain affirmative consent to furnish a statement electronically.
  • Penalty: Failure to provide employees with a timely and accurate 1095c can result in penalties of up to $260.00 per form.

Filing of Forms 1094c and 1095c with the IRS

  • The IRS established two separate deadlines for the 1094C and 1095C Forms to be filed.
  • Returns filed on paper must be postmarked by February 28th, 2018. Only companies filing fewer than 250 forms are eligible to file the returns on paper.
  • Penalty: Companies filing more than 250 forms can be penalized up to $260.00 for each additional paper form.
  • Returns that are filed electronically must be e-filed by April 2nd, 2018.
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