The IRS has notified us that we have passed the test scenarios and that our software developer TCC status has been changed to “production”. This change will go into effect in 48 hours, so we recommend that you submit your electronic files no earlier than June 9th.
As a reminder, you need to complete the following before you can electronically file your 1094-C/1095-C information:
- Have two responsible individuals in your company sign up for IRS e-Services accounts. This requires submitting information found on your tax returns to verify your identity. The IRS will send a letter in the mail to complete the registration process.
- One of these individuals must complete the application for the issuer or transmitter TCC and both must electronically sign it.
- Submit a test file to complete the required communications test. Make sure that the IRS changes your TCC status from “test” to “production”. You cannot submit “live” data if your TCC status is “test”.
- Fill out the 1094-C information, print the form on paper, and verify that the information is correct. You don’t need to file on paper, but you should print a paper copy to make sure that the program is filling out the form with the correct information.
An update to the Human Resources program is now available that will generate a test file for step #3 along with a documentation update on the Generate Electronic ACA File option. You can download and install this update and review the information now.
Due to the lead time in signing up for e-Services and getting your TCC status changed to “production”, you need to start this process well before the deadline of June 30. If you have not started this process yet, get started immediately.