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ACA Alert: IRS Extends Deadline
for 1095 Distribution to Employees

Noncompliance with the current rules could results in severe ACA penalties for employers.

Due a recent announcement by the IRS, you now have more time to prepare your 2017 ACA filings. On December 22, 2017, the IRS extended the due date to provide copies of the 1095-C to employees and recipients. The new deadline is: March 2, 2018 (previously January 31, 2018)

The 30-day extension is automatic, so you don’t have to request it. Keep in mind, however, the timeframe for filing 2017 forms with the IRS remains the same. For 2018, these due dates are February 28 for paper filers and April 2 for electronic filers. (If you file more than 250 forms, you are required to e-file.)

Don’t wait until the last minute to gather data! Although the extension is great news, you still need to stay on top of the deadlines. The IRS has just begun issuing fines for 2015 violations – and intends to vigorously enforce the rules as long as the ACA is in effect.

ACA Filing Deadlines to IRS
Tax Forms Recipient Deadline Paper Filing Deadline E-file Deadline
ACA Friday
March 2, 2018
Wednesday
February 28, 2018
Monday
April 2, 2018
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