2016 Furnishing Deadline For ACA Reporting Delayed

Nov 23, 2016

OVERVIEW

On Nov. 18, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-70 to:

     -Extend the due date for furnishing forms under Sections 6055 and 6056 for 2016 for 30 days, from Jan. 31, 2017, to March 2, 2017; and

     -Extend good-faith transition relief from penalties related to 2016 information reporting under Sections 6055 and 6056.

Notice 2016-70 does not extend the due date for filing forms with the IRS for 2016. The due date for filing with the IRS under Sections 6055 and 6056 remains Feb. 28, 2017 (March 31, 2017, if filing electronically).

ACTION STEPS

The IRS is encouraging reporting entities to furnish statements as soon as they are able. No request or other documentation is required to take advantage of the extended deadline.

The IRS does not anticipate extending the deadlines or transition relief from penalties to reporting for 2017.