IRS Releases Draft Forms 1095-B and 1095-C Released for 2022 ACA Reporting

The IRS Issued a Draft Version of 2022 ACA Forms 1095-C and 1095-B

Updated on August 03, 2022 - 10:30 AM by Admin, TaxBandits

The IRS updates the ACA forms involved in ACA reporting and releases their revised versions annually. Following that, the IRS has published Draft Forms 1095-B and 1095-C for 2022 Tax Year ACA reporting.

This article discusses whether there are any updates made on the forms from last year.

In this article, we cover the following topics:

1. What changes were made last year ACA reporting (2021 Tax Year)?

Last year, the IRS made a few changes to the ACA reporting process. They are,

  • Applicable Large Employers (ALE)s that offer Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement (ICHRA) should use these codes for reporting details about the coverage.

2. Are there any further changes made this time in ACA reporting for 2022 Tax Year?

Actually, No! The draft versions of 1095-B and 1095-C released by the IRS don't reflect any notable changes from the existing version. There is no addition or updates made to the existing set of 1095 codes.

So, the businesses who completed ACA reporting last year can find it easier this time, since there is no significant difference between both versions of the forms.

However, there is one thing to be aware of. These draft forms of 1095-B and 1095-C are just the initial version, of the forms. They are subject to change as the IRS may still update the ACA forms in case of any sudden requirements.

3. When is the deadline for 2022 Tax Year ACA Reporting?

The deadline to complete ACA reporting for the tax year has been standard over the years, and most probably, it will remain the same this year too. Here are the usual ACA deadlines established by the IRS.

Employee copy distribution March 02, 2023
Paper filing deadline February 28, 2023
E-filing deadline March 31, 2023

Form 1095-B/1095-C - A Small Recap

In case you have any questions regarding the purpose of Forms 1095-B and 1095-C, here is a small recap.

As per the Affordable Care Act(ACA), Form 1095-B or 1095-C is used to report all the information to the IRS regarding the health insurance coverage offered to individuals.

Form 1095-B is filed by

  • Health coverage providers who provide minimum essential coverage to the individuals.
  • The Government employers who sponsor self-insured health coverage to non-employees.

Click here to know more about Form 1095-B.

Form 1095-C is filed by

  • ApplicableLarge Employers(ALE) , i.e., the employers with 50 or more full-time employees.

Click here to know more about Form 1095-C.

4. E-File your Form 1095-B or 1095-C with TaxBandits

TaxBandits, the IRS-authorized e-filing solution provider can be the best option to e-file your Forms 1095-C or 1095-B. With our Internal Audit Checks, you can eliminate all the basic errors in the form during the filing process, saving a lot of time for you.

Our Bulk Upload Templates simplify your filing process! Moreover, we let you provide Online Access to your recipients. Also, we offer Postal Mailing Solutions for your recipient copies.

How to E-file 1095-B or 1095-C with TaxBandits?

  • Create your TaxBandits Account
  • Select “Start New Form”
  • Choose "Form 1095-B" or “Form 1095-C” and enter the details.
  • Review, Pay and Transmit to the IRS

You can track the return status in real-time when you file with our software. You can also include employee copy distribution if needed.

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