Introducing Our Free ACA E-filing Service for Small Businesses

As part of our continued commitment to small businesses, we are proud to announce the launch of our FREE ACA e-filing service for select employers.

Beginning today, employers with up to 75 full-time (or full-time equivalent) employees can use BoomTax to file their IRS tax forms 1094-C and 1095-C electronically with the IRS for the 2016 tax year for FREE.

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E-Filing IRS Forms 1096, 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, and W-2G with FIRE

If you need to file Forms 1096, 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, or W-2G with the IRS, you may have the option to file them electronically using the FIRE (Filing Information Returns Electronically) System.

The IRS requires e-filing if you need to file 250 or more information returns. They also encourage filers to e-file even if they need to file fewer than 250 returns.

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IRS Filing Extension Service – Form 8809

BoomTax now provides a streamlined filing extension service directly from your account. You should file an extension as soon as you know one will be necessary, but not before January 1 of the filing year. If you require a second filing extension, this request must be filed on paper and cannot be electronically filed.

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TIN Validation Error ‘1095C-010-01’ and ‘1095C-039-01’ Next Steps

One of the most common types of ACA e-filing errors returned from the IRS AIR system are TIN validation errors.

What causes a TIN Validation Error?

This will happen when the last name and SSN submitted in your filing doesn’t match what the IRS has on file, and this can happen for the following reasons:

  • A maiden name was used when married name is registered with the SSA (or vice-versa)
  • A Hispanic last name was used where 2 last names are common. In this case, the first last name listed in the last name field must be the one registered with the SSA.
  • There is a typo in the last name or SSN field.
  • An employer EIN mismatch on the 1094-C in Part I and also in Part IV of the 1094-C for Aggregate ALEs. (Note: This can also cause TIN validation errors in the associated 1094-Cs for remaining ALE members.)

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