Employers subject to Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 or 6056 should prepare to comply with upcoming reporting deadlines. For the 2022 calendar year, covered employers must:
- Furnish statements to individuals by March 2, 2023; and
- File returns with the IRS by Feb. 28, 2023 (or March 31, 2023, if filing electronically).
Penalties may apply if employers are subject to ACA reporting and fail to file returns and furnish statements by the applicable deadlines.
The following employers are subject to ACA reporting under Sections 6055 and 6056:
- Employers with self-insured health plans (Section 6055 reporting)
- Applicable large employers with either fully insured or self-insured health plans (Section 6056 reporting)
In addition, the IRS has finalized an alternative method for furnishing statements to individuals under Section 6055. Employers using this method must post a notice on their websites stating that individuals may receive a copy of their statement upon request. For 2022 statements, this notice must be posted by March 2, 2023, and generally remain posted through Oct. 17, 2023.
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