Rhode Island ACA Filing Requirements – TY 2021

Rhode Island ACA filing is now required for ACA forms for Tax Year 2020. We know that new requirements can be tricky, so let BoomTax help you with your state and federal filing!

Rhode Island ACA Filing Requirements

If you are an employer of a Rhode Island resident, or if you provide Minimum Essential Coverage to a Rhode Island resident, you must report your ACA data.

Out-of-State employers who employ Rhode Island residents have the same filing requirements as in-State businesses. These requirements are not limited to businesses that withhold Rhode Island payroll taxes. If you are an out-of-State employer, you must ensure that RI receives any required 1095 document for each Rhode Island resident you employ. Insurers, government agencies, multi-employer plans, and all others responsible for reporting Minimum Essential Coverage to Rhode Island residents also must file the required information with the state.

What are the deadlines for Rhode Island ACA filings?

Traditionally, the deadlines for Rhode Island ACA filings are as follows:

  • The deadline to furnish forms to recipients is January 31st.
  • The deadline to file your Rhode Island ACA forms is March 31st.

Please note: If you are an employer, and if your insurer completes the reporting requirement listed, then there are no further reporting requirements expected of you.

Find more information about the RI state ACA filing program here:
https://tax.ri.gov/guidance/health-insurance-mandate

Conclusion

Employers must keep these ACA state requirements in mind when completing their filings. It’s imperative that employers ensure that these state requirements and federal requirements are met prior to each applicable deadline.

Once you have submitted your ACA filings federally and to the applicable states, have received an “accepted” status, and have furnished employee copies, then it sounds like you have fulfilled all of your ACA requirements.

If you’re looking for more information on ACA Summary Forms 1094-B and 1094-B to determine which type you need to file, download our Understanding ACA Summary Forms Guide here:

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