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ACA Reporting Deadline
Updated on October 20, 2021 - 10:30 am by, TaxBandits
The IRS mandates that employers should complete their ACA Reporting with the health coverage information as per the deadline. There are two different forms to report this information - Form 1095 B and Form 1095 C. An employer should use Form 1095 B if the number of full-time employees is less than 50. Any health care insurers who provide health coverage for self-employed individuals should also use Form 1095 B. If more than 50 employees are employed, use Form 1095 C. Based on the criteria, employers should file ACA forms to the IRS on or before the deadline.
|ACA Reporting Forms||Criteria||Purpose|
|Form 1095 B||Self-employed or less than 50 full-time employees||To report health coverage information|
|Form 1095 C||More than 50 full-time employees||To report health coverage information|
To know the complete information regarding the ACA reporting deadline, read through our article.
1. ACA Form 1095-B/C Recipient Copy Deadline
1095 B and 1095 C recipient copy deadline - 2021
|ACA Reporting Forms||Deadline|
|Form 1095 B||March 02, 2022|
|Form 1095 C||March 02, 2022|
2. ACA Form 1095-B/C Paper Filing Deadline
1095 B and 1095 C paper filing deadline - 2021
|ACA Reporting Forms||Paper Filing Deadline|
|Form 1095 B||February 28, 2022|
|Form 1095 C||February 28, 2022|
Note: If the due date falls on any federal holiday, then the next business day will be the filing due date.
3. ACA Form 1095-B/C Electronic Filing Deadline
E-filing is the easiest way to file Form 1095-B/C with the IRS. It saves a considerable sum that you spend on printing. You can also keep track of your return status with less effort. In the case of paper filing, you will never know what happens to your return. The IRS also encourages all filers to e-file their returns. If you prefer to file your Form 1095 B or Form 1095 C electronically, you should do it on or before March 31, 2022.
1095 B and 1095 C e-filing deadline - 2021
|ACA Reporting Forms||E-filing deadline|
|Form 1095 B||March 31, 2022|
|Form 1095 C||March 31, 2022|
4. What is the State Filing Deadline for ACA Forms?
Some of the States have mandated ACA state filing for 2021, while few states don't mandate it. The deadline for filing ACA state filing is given below.
ACA Forms state filing deadline - 2021
|New Jersey||March 31, 2022|
|District of Columbia||April 30, 2022|
|California||March 31, 2022|
|Massachusetts||March 31, 2022|
|Rhode Island||March 31, 2022|
5. What are the Late Filing Penalties?
If you fail to file ACA forms before the deadline, you will be penalized by the IRS. The penalty rate applies based on how late you are filing your 1095-C/1095-B. The late filing penalty rates for ACA forms are given below:
|No. of days delayed||Penalty|
|30 days from the due date||$50 per return|
|31 days late – August 1||$110 per return|
|After August 1||$270 per return|
|Intentional Disregard||$550 per return|
To stay away from these penalties, file your ACA forms with the IRS before the deadline.
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