Now that the deadline for Paper Filing your ACA Information Returns (February 28, 2017) has come and gone, it is time to focus on making sure your Employee copies of the 1095-C forms have been furnished, either in person or postmarked, by Thursday, March 2, 2017.
And for those of you who must, or who have chosen to, file your returns electronically, you are in the final stretch of meeting your deadline to upload your files to IRS e-Services by March 31, 2017.
If you have missed the paper filing deadline, or if you haven’t already obtained your TCC from the IRS, you have the next 31 days to process your electronic submission. And since the IRS e-Services registration seems to still be an area of some confusion, we would like to remind you again that TWO responsible employees in your company must register for a user account on e-Services in order to properly process your ACA Application for TCC.
Also as a reminder, Datatech will NOT be filing any electronic information returns on behalf of our customers for 2016 reporting. We have been encouraging preparation for these deadlines in earnest since November 2016. We also have a much larger customer base using the HRM software this reporting year, and we do not have sufficient personnel to handle these kinds of requests. Additionally, the electronic file functions of your HRM Software are much better utilized if you process your own information returns.
For more information and step-by-step instructions to help you through the entire 1095-C and 1094-C process, please click on the Movie Clapboard icon in your Datatech programs to open our Support Videos training website. Once there, scroll down and click on the Annual Training link located underneath the Human Resource Management heading.
This opens the training page dedicated to the Webinar we held back in November 2016 regarding 1095-C and 1094-C Preparation. After the page opens, click on the large green button to Download a PDF of the Webinar pages. Note that there are seven sections to the training, including preparing TIN Validation Notices.
If you focus on sections two through six, and watch the associated videos for these sections, you should still be able to complete the process by the March 31, 2017 deadline. But the IRS e-Services Registration and subsequent ACA Application for TCC should be your first priorities, since these will take a few weeks to complete. After reviewing these training materials, please feel free to send specific questions to email@example.com.