January 07, 2016

On December 28, 2015, the IRS released Notice 2016-4 to extend due dates for the 2015 information reporting required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Employers will have an additional two months to furnish forms to individuals and an extra three months to file forms with the IRS.
Specifically, Notice 2016-4 extends the following due dates:
•        The deadline for furnishing 2015 Form 1095-C, or Form 1095-B, if applicable, to employees and individuals is March 31, 2016 (extended from February 1, 2016)
•        The deadline for filing the 2015 Forms 1095-C along with transmittal Form 1094-C, or Forms 1095-B with transmittal Form 1094-B, if applicable, with the IRS is:
o   If filing by paper, May 31, 2016 (extended from February 29, 2016).
o   If filing electronically, June 30, 2016 (extended from March 31, 2016).
The IRS previously provided a process for reporting entities to request extensions and some employers have already submitted their requests. Notice 2016-4 explains that the new extended due dates apply automatically (and are more generous than the prior process) so individual requests will not be granted formally.
Read IRS Notice 2016-4