Draft Forms for 2016 ACA Reporting Released

Draft Forms for 2016 ACA Reporting Released

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released 2016 draft forms for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. Draft or final instructions for the 2016 forms have not yet been released.

  1. Forms 1094-B and 1095-B (released on June 22, 2016) are to be used by entities reporting under Section 6055, including self-insured plan sponsors that are not applicable large employers (ALEs). NOTE: An ALE is an employer who, during calendar year 2015, averaged 50 or more full-time employees including full-time equivalents.
  2. Forms 1094-C and 1095-C (released on July 7, 2016) are to be used by ALEs to report under Section 6056, as well as for combined Section 6055 and 6056 reporting by ALEs who sponsor self-insured plans.

Minor changes were made to Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, including the addition of two new “Offer of Coverage” codes.

To read more about the draft forms, please click here.