IRS Form 1099-NEC Guide for 2024 (TY2023)


When preparing Form 1099-NEC filings, it is important that you know what information you need to gather. We’ve compiled the following 4 key topics in our Form 1099-NEC Guide that may help you to correctly and timely complete your filing. What’s new for Form 1099-NEC? The electronic filing threshold has been decreased to 10 forms. … Read more

IRS Form 1099-MISC Guide for 2024 (TY2023)

Form 1099-MISC Guide

Before you begin preparing your Form 1099-MISC reporting, it is important that you know what information you need to gather. We’ve compiled the following 4 key topics in our Form 1099-MISC Guide that may help you to correctly and timely complete your filing. What’s new for Form 1099-MISC? The electronic filing threshold has been decreased … Read more

Which ACA Form Do I Need? 1095-B vs. 1095-C

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Both Forms 1095-B and 1095-C are for Affordable Care Act reporting, but you may find yourself asking: which ACA form do I need? There are some key differences in each form, so we have created this guide to help you decide which you need in order to report your data. What is the ACA? In … Read more

Import Spreadsheet Format Guidelines for Tax Year 2023

Import spreadsheet format guidelines A Step-by-Step Guide

We’ve created Excel import spreadsheet templates to help you easily upload all of your 1095-B and 1095-C, 1099, and W-2 data. These templates are identical to the official IRS forms so that you can enter the information just as you would on paper.  General Import Spreadsheet Guidelines For more in-depth or specific validation errors, you can … Read more

7 Essential ACA Terms You Should Know

7 Essential ACA Terms

As more states begin to pass their own individual mandate, employers are understanding that meeting the Affordable Care Act’s reporting requirements is a complex process which includes overwhelming terminology. We’ve gathered a glossary of the most essential ACA terms you’ll need to know before filing.  Common ACA Terms ACA Information Returns Program (AIR) Under the ACA, … Read more

2024 IRS Penalties for ACA, 1099, & W-2 Forms (TY2023)

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IRS Penalties can happen for a variety of reasons, including forgetting to file, not filing by the deadline, not furnishing forms, or not offering coverage for ACA filing. IRS Penalties for ACA Forms Both types of ACA filings (B-series and C-series) require that the filer submit a return to the IRS, any applicable states, and … Read more

Combined Federal/State Filing Program – Comprehensive List

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In addition to IRS filing requirements, many states have Form 1099 Requirements as well. The Combined Federal/State Filing (CF/SF) Program was created and implemented to make filing certain information returns easier and simpler for the filer. What is the Combined Federal/State Filing Program? The CF/SF program was established to simplify information returns filing for payers. … Read more

Why You Should Be Using TIN Verification to Avoid Setbacks

TIN Verification Avoidance Steps

Year-end tax reporting can come with a multitude of worries, such as incurring fines and penalties with your ACA, 1099, and W-2 filings. Many of these fines could be avoided with Tax Identification Number (TIN) Matching (TIN Verification). This can be a useful tool that filers don’t take advantage of. What is TIN Verification? TIN … Read more

How to Accurately E-file Corrections with the IRS in 2023

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There are many rules regarding how to e-file corrections for errors submitted on an electronically filed information return with the IRS This is to ensure that all corrections are submitted properly and are linked to the appropriate original filing.  Incorrectly submitting e-file corrections could lead to duplicate filings or other potential errors. Depending on the … Read more

15 Question Quiz to Conquer Employee Vs Contractor Dilemma

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During every tax year, the same question arises, “Is this person an employee or a contractor?” The Employee Vs Contractor classification is a critical part of filing and must be correct when it’s time to file and distribute forms to recipients. Incorrect forms can lead to the business being liable for employment taxes for that … Read more

Important 2024 ACA State Requirements (TY 2023)

ACA State Requirements

Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting can be a challenging process on its own, but with the addition of ACA State Requirements and Individual Mandates, the ACA filing process has only grown in complexity. What is an Individual Mandate? The Individual Mandate is an ACA provision that requires individuals to purchase certain coverage unless they’re eligible … Read more

File and Distribute – Form W-2

Form W-2 Envelopes

Several parties will require copies of your Forms W-2 reporting. The copies should be distributed as follows: Form W-2 Copy Distribution Copy A → SSA Copy 1 → State, city, or local tax department Copy B → Employee Copy 2 → Employee Copy C → Employee Copy D → Employer (for record-keeping) When you e-file your Forms W-2 with an authorized … Read more

Form 1095-C Codes Guidance – Master Code Series 1 & 2


Perhaps the most intimidating (and challenging) part of Form 1095-C codes for new filers is determining what they mean and how to use them for Box 14 and 16 of the 1095-C. The use of short 1 digit, 1 letter codes to express coverage, full-time/part-time status, and affordability is cryptic at best, so we’ve compiled … Read more

Understanding Aggregate ALE Groups and the ACA in 2023

Understanding Aggregate ALE Groups and the ACA

Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions (ESRP) are an essential part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These provisions only apply to certain large employers, known as Applicable Large Employers (ALEs).  ESRP requires these employers to offer minimum essential coverage (MEC) that is affordable and that provides minimum value to their employees and their dependents. Failure to … Read more

Form 8809 Frequently Asked Questions in 2023

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Form 8809 is a tax form that allows taxpayers to request additional time for filing specific information returns such as 1099, W2, or ACA Forms. After submitting Form 8809, an automatic 30-day extension period is granted. Which form deadlines can I extend using Form 8809 Extension? Form 8809 can be used to extend the following … Read more