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Form 1095-C - An Overview

Updated on February 9, 2023 - 10:30 AM by Admin, TaxBandits

As per the Affordable Care Act’s Employer shared responsibility provisions, certain employers are required to offer minimum essential coverage to their employees and must report that information to the IRS by filing Form 1095-C.

This article covers everything you should know about Form 1095-C.

1. What is Form 1095-C?

Form 1095-C is filed by Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) to report their employees’ health coverage information required under section 6056 (Employer shared responsibility provisions) to the IRS. Employers should also file Form 1094-C (Transmittal form) along with the 1095 forms. The IRS also requires that ALEs furnish form copies to the corresponding employees.

2. Recent changes to Form 1095-C for the 2022 Tax Year

The IRS has released the ACA Form 1095-C for the 2022 Tax Year recently, and it doesn’t reflect any major changes to the forms.

Notably, there are a few other updates to the ICHRA affordability and ACA penalty rates for the 2022 tax year.

Click here, to know more about IRS Form 1095-C Changes.

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Note: The IRS has also proposed new E-filing requirements

At this time, you are required to file 250 or more 1095 forms electronically.

However, this threshold could be reduced by the IRS in the upcoming year.

It was expected that the IRS would lower the threshold to 100 returns for the 2022 tax year. Beyond 2022, the IRS would then slash this number from 100 to 10.

3. What information is required to report on Form 1095-C?

To file ACA Form 1095-C, the following information is required:

  • Employees’ name, SSN, and address
  • Employer’s name, EIN, and address
  • Information about the health care coverage provided to the employee
  • Employee Required Contribution, if any
  • Details about the covered individuals

Click here to learn more about the IRS Form 1095-C line by line instructions.

4. When is the deadline to file Form 1095-C for the 2022 Tax Year?

The deadlines to file Form 1095-C are as follows:

Type of Tax Filing Due Date
Recipient copy deadline March 02, 2023
Paper filing Form 1095-C February 28, 2023
E-filing Form 1095-C March 31, 2023
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Note: If the Form 1095-C due date falls on any federal holiday, then the next business day will be the filing due date.

5. What happens if I fail to file Form 1095-C?

If an ALE fails to meet all the reporting requirements or fails to meet all the conditions of the employer mandate, the IRS will impose a penalty depending on the size of the organization.

Click here to learn more about 1095-C penalties.

6. Is there any extension to file Form 1095-C?

If you need additional time to file your Form 1095-C, you can file Form 8809 , Application for Extension of Time To File Information Returns, and get an automatic 30-day extension.

To learn more about filing an extension, click here.

7. How to file Form 1095-C?

The IRS accepts both electronic and paper filing of Forms 1095-C.

However, if you are filing more than 250 forms, you must file them electronically.

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Note: The IRS encourages the filers to choose electronic filing of Form 1095-C for faster processing.

When compared to paper filing, 1095 C e-filing is the easiest way to complete the forms accurately and securely.

If you still choose to file Form 1095-C by paper, you must complete the Form, print & postal mail it to the IRS. Click here for the Form 1095-C mailing address.

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TaxBandits is an IRS-authorized provider that simplifies your Form 1095-C e-filing process. You can file your 1095-C Form easily and securely with our cloud-based application. We follow the highest security standards and encryption protocols to secure your data.

With TaxBandits, you can file your Form 1095-C electronically with the IRS. We also support filing of ACA Forms with the states that require ACA Reporting. If you have opted-in to postal mailing or online access services, TaxBandits will also distribute the form copies to your recipients on your behalf.

8. Why choose TaxBandits to E-file Form 1095-C?

Here are the benefits of e-filing 1095-C with TaxBandits:

  • Our bulk upload templates help you import all your ACA Form 1095-C data at once.
  • Our built-in error checks identify basic errors and help you to file accurate returns.
  • We perform USPS address validation before mailing the copies to the employees.
  • We distribute employee copies through postal mail or online portal access.
  • Our Software generates transmittal Form 1094-C.

Steps to file Form 1095-C with TaxBandits:

Simply follow the steps below to file your Form 1095-C:

  • Step 1: Create a free TaxBandits account or Login If you have one already

  • Step 2: Choose Form 1095-C

  • Step 3: Enter Form Information

  • Step 4: Review Form Information

  • Step 5: E-file it with the IRS and State

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