Final Forms for 2018 ACA Reporting Released

Final Forms for 2018 ACA Reporting Released

October 18, 2018 – In late Sept. 2018, the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) released final 2018 forms and instructions for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056.

  • 2018 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C (and related instructions) are used by applicable large employers (ALEs) to report under Section 6056, as well as for combined Section 6055 and 6056 reporting by ALEs who sponsor self-insured plans.
  • 2018 Forms 1094-B and 1095-B (and related instructions) are used by entities reporting under Section 6055, including self-insured plan sponsors that are not ALEs.

The 2018 forms and instructions are substantially similar to the 2017 version.

Action Steps

Employers should become familiar with these forms and instructions in preparation to use them for reporting for the 2018 calendar year. Individual statements for 2018 must be furnished by January 31, 2019, and IRS returns for 2018 must be filed by February 28, 2019 (April 1, 2019 if filed electronically, since March 31, 2019, is a Sunday).

 

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This regulatory update is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Readers should contact legal counsel for legal advice.