Tuesday, February 17, 2015

IRS Releases Final Forms 1094 &1095 for Reporting Employer Health Coverage Information and New Publication Offering Further Guidance

B Form Instructions

C Form Instructions

Form 1094-B

Form 1095-B

Form 1094-C

Form 1095-C

Pub. 5196

This is from EBIA
The IRS has released much-anticipated final Forms 1094 and 1095, which will be used to enforce Code § 4980H employer penalties, as well as individual mandate and tax credit eligibility rules. Issued under Code §§ 6055 and 6056, the forms were originally released as drafts in July 2014 (see our article), with draft instructions following in August (see our article). 
The “B forms” consist of the Form 1094-B transmittal and the Form 1095-B information return (which also serves as the required statement to individuals). Although some employers and other entities will be required filers, health insurers will be the primary users of the B forms, which report individuals enrolled in minimum essential coverage (MEC). The final B forms and instructions make few changes to the drafts. 
The “C forms” consist of the Form 1094-C transmittal (which also reports important information relative to employer penalties) and the Form 1095-C information return (which also serves as the required statement to employees). Filed by applicable large employers (ALEs), the final C forms themselves are largely unchanged from the drafts (except for some modifications to the recipient instructions in the 1095-C). But the final C form instructions contain noteworthy clarifications and changes. ...
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