Updated ACA Deadlines Announced for TY 2015

On December 28th, the IRS released updated ACA deadlines as follows:

  • Deadline to distribute Form 1095-C to employees and covered individuals

March 31, 2016

  • Deadline to paper file with the IRS

May 31, 2016

  • Deadline to E-file with the IRS

June 30, 2016

The IRS has also noted that extensions will not be available in addition to the new deadlines:

Importantly, the IRS explained that because the new deadlines are available to all filers and are more favorable than the extensions that were otherwise available, no additional automatic or permissive extensions will be granted.

The importance of filing by the new deadlines cannot be understated, as the IRS is applying a good faith compliance standard to all timely filed forms reporting 2015 information.  Under this standard, the IRS will not assess a penalty for incomplete or incorrect information on the reporting forms as long as the forms were filed on time and the filer can show that it completed the forms in good faith.

Accordingly, BoomTax has updated our recommended deadlines as follows:

  • Recommended day to have filing prepared (to allow enough time to create employee copies)

March 15, 2016

  • Final date for print and mail requests. Orders are processed as first come first serve. Orders that are placed after this date have a greater chance of missing the employee copy deadline.

March 20, 2016

More information here:


BoomTax, The Boom Post, and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors prior to engaging in any transaction.

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