Automatic Extension of Form 1095-C Deadline

IRS Notice 2016-70 has extended the due date for distributing Form 1095-C to employees by 30 days to March 2, 2017.

The extension only applies to Form 1095-C distribution and not to filing Form 1094-C with the IRS. The notice also extends good-faith transition relief from penalties to the 2016 information reporting requirements.

The relief from penalties only applies to incomplete or inaccurate forms distributed or filed by the deadlines.

For a guide to ACA reporting click here.

About John Garner

John Garner has over thirty five years of experience in employee benefits. He specializes in compliance, health care reform, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). He helps clients with life, health, and disability benefits, cost containment, flexible benefits, and claim consulting.

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