For those of you who have an IRS e-Services account, you will want to make sure that you keep your online password updated. The IRS recently informed one of our customers that if the password is not changed every 6 months, the site will require you to repeat the registration process in order to use your TCC to submit electronic files.
Since you don’t want to be caught in this scenario when the clock is ticking, it may be wise to log in and change your password now in anticipation of the 1095-C reporting in early 2017. You may also want to create a recurring calendar reminder so that you can continue to change the password every 5 months or so. This will ensure that you always have access to your e-Services account whenever you need to submit files or corrections. Thank you to former-employee-turned-client Brittany Hart for bringing this issue to our attention.