IRS Delays Employers’ Deadline to Distribute ACA Reporting Form 1095 to Employees

As reported by the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM), the IRS has decided to give employers subject to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) 2016 information-reporting requirements up to an additional 30 days to deliver the forms to employees. Employers now have until March 2, 2017 to furnish the 2016 Form 1095-C and Form 1095-B. The deadline was previously January 31, 2017.

This extension applies for tax year 2016 only, and does not require the submission of any request or other document to the IRS.

The IRS did not change the deadline for filling Forms 1094 and 1095 with the agency. This means there will be no extension to file the 2016 Form 1094-B along with copies of Form 1095-B, and Form 1094-C along with copies of Form 1095-C.

Employers filing these forms by mail will still need to do so by February 28, 2017. Employers filing electronically (as those submitting 250 or more forms are required to do) must do so by March 31, 2016.

If you have questions or would like additional information regarding the ACA Reporting Requirements, please reach out to Patrick Beale in our Employee Benefits Department. He can be reached at 804-751-0600 or via email at

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