ACA Reporting Deadlines Extended: What You Need to Know

Written by Lauren Fischer | February 14, 2020

ACA Reporting Deadlines

ACA reporting season is in full swing! Are you ready? Whether you have all of your employee data ducks in a row, or are still gathering up forms, the IRS has made some important ACA reporting deadline updates you'll want to pay attention to. 

In December 2019, the IRS released changes to its deadlines for ACA reporting. We have the scoop on what you need to know:

Deadline Extensions

The IRS extended its January 31 deadline to March 2 for employers to provide employees with a copy of their 1095-C or 1095-B reporting form - meaning employers who have yet to do so can breathe a sigh of relief. That said, even with the automatic extension for distributing forms, the IRS encourages employers and other coverage providers to send the forms to employees and individuals as soon as possible.

ACA Reporting Deadlines - Filing Table






How to Practice ACA Compliance

ACA deadlines aside, there are steps and considerations employers must follow to be ACA compliant. From distributing forms to employees and filing with the IRS, ACA reporting has created a whole new set of responsibilities for Human Resources professionals - not to mention tight deadlines and strict requirements. 

With the deadline for 2019 ACA reporting around the corner, make sure you have the following considerations in check: 

  • Employer Status
  • Employer Affordability 
  • Employer Reporting
  • Special Cases
  • Noncompliance

Of course, ACA compliance goes beyond knowing when to file ACA information with the IRS. It takes an ongoing commitment to ensure the accuracy of the data that forms the foundation of successful ACA compliance.  

Our free e-book, The Employer's Roadmap to ACA, provides a robust recap of the reporting process, including how to determine employer status, form explanations and much more. Download the E-Book or find out how Benefitexpress can help and download our ACA product sheet


Topics: For Employers, ACA Compliance