It is important that you know what information you need before you begin preparing form 1095-B for ACA reporting. We’ve identified the following 4 key topics that may help you to correctly and timely complete your Form 1095-B before the deadlines.
Preparing Form 1095-B
Identify Responsible and Covered Individuals
First, you’ll need to identify the responsible and covered individuals included in the health plan coverage. The IRS defines the responsible individual as “the person who, based on a relationship to the covered individuals, the primary name on the coverage, or some other circumstances, should receive the statement.”
Verify Individual TIN Information
It is crucial to verify the taxpayer identification numbers (TIN) of the responsible and covered individuals in order to avoid having to file corrections, re-issue forms to recipients, and potential penalties from the IRS.
Tools such as TINCorrect can help you verify TIN information for your businesses and employees before you file.
Determine Origin of Health Coverage
Health coverage can be offered by employers, government-sponsored programs, or other coverage options.
Obtain Issuer TIN and Contact Information
Be sure to verify your TIN information as well as a good phone number that recipients can call if they have questions about their 1095-B forms.
Need additional information?
Ensure that you’re up to date on all things ACA before you begin preparing form 1095-Bs, learn more here:
- Tax Year 2019 Deadlines: Getting Started
- 4 Common ACA Reporting Mistakes
- Quick Guide: Prepare, Distribute, File
Check out our Knowledge Base for answers to our most popular questions regarding ACA reporting.
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