Draft ACA Forms are now available

The draft 2016 Affordable Care Act forms and instructions are finally available! Draft forms and instructions can be found at IRS.gov/draftforms.

I am sure you are curious to know what Escape is doing about these upcoming changes.  You will be happy to know that, as always, we are on it! As outlined on Escape's Regulatory Changes page, we are documenting and developing the needed changes in CR 15682, 2016 Affordable Care Act Reporting Changes.

After the IRS has issued the final forms and instructions, we will complete the Escape Online development and testing. As we did last year, we will work directly with customers to ensure that they have the software and forms necessary to submit their reporting in a timely manner. (Final forms will be posted at IRS.gov/downloadforms.)

According to the draft instructions, 1095 forms will be due to employees on January 31, 2017, and electronic filing will be due March 31, 2017.

Join Tanya Karalets, HR/Payroll Software Support Analyst; Jennifer Stahr, HR/Payroll QA; and me in the Lose the ACA Blues session at our upcoming Beyond Escape User Conference to learn more. Hope to see you there!