ACA Filing Tips: What Does this IRS Error Mean?

It’s once again ACA filing season! HR and benefits professionals know that when preparing to transmit forms to the IRS – through the IRS ACA Information Return (AIR) System or through a technology vendor – it’s important to understand common IRS transmission error messages, plus what they mean to help remedy the problem. A better [Read More…]

ACA Reporting: Top 10 Things Employers Must Know Now

Webinar: ACA Reporting: Top 10 Things Employers Must Know Now Tuesday, November 15 | 2:00 PM ET Hosted by Employee Benefit News Register With ACA reporting deadlines lurking around the corner, time is running out for employers to implement the systems and processes necessary to get forms 1094/1095 out the door. Join us as we reveal [Read More…]

Equifax in Action: ACA Management Solutions

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought unprecedented changes to workforce management and compliance. Employers often underestimate the amount of time and expertise required to effectively manage ACA compliance tasks such as data collection, calculating eligibility, completing tax forms, and more. That’s why organizations of all sizes turn to Equifax and our award-winning ACA Management Solutions. [Read More…]

IRS Releases Final 2016 ACA Forms and Instructions

On August 1, the Internal Revenue Service released the much-anticipated draft 2016 instructions for Affordable Care Act Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, which are used by Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) to report on employer-provided health insurance offers and coverage. On September 30, 2016, the IRS posted new versions of the instructions and forms. Although the information [Read More…]

Form 1095-C: Employee Education and Communication in the Staffing Industry

Equifax staffing industry expert Lou Reavis discusses the added level of complexity to employee education and communication when it comes to Form 1095-C in Staffing Industry Analysts’ online publication, The Staffing Stream. With a dispersed team of employees, it is imperative that staffing organizations have efficient and effective internal communication practices to help prepare their [Read More…]

Government Increases ACA Reporting Penalties and Provides Guidance for Extensions

Employers Face Increased Penalties for Failure to Comply with ACA Reporting Requirements On June 29, 2015, just four days after the Supreme Court’s ruling in the King v. Burwell case that proved the Affordable Care Act is here to stay, President Obama signed the Trade Preference Extension Act of 2015 (Trade Act) into law. The [Read More…]

Webinar Recap – ACA IRS Reporting with Intuit and Equifax

Two weeks ago, Equifax published a survey with PwC on employers’ preparedness for ACA IRS reporting. The results were intriguing, and we wanted to learn more. So during a recent webinar with Intuit, the provider of Turbo Tax® software, we polled the audience and the outcome further proved that employers need an expert in their [Read More…]

A Deep Dive into ACA IRS Reporting with Intuit and Equifax

A Deep Dive into ACA IRS Reporting with Intuit and Equifax Form 1095 for the Affordable Care Act is often called the “W-2 of benefits”. However, the stakes are much higher when it comes to reporting under ACA because this information will determine the penalties that you and your employees could face for failing to [Read More…]

ACA and IRS Reporting Demystified

Webinar:  Tuesday | September 30 | 2:30 PM EDT Many employers believe they do not have to worry about ACA and IRS reporting until 2016, but the reality is that they must begin preparing in 2015 to file in 2016. And because the fines you (and your employees) may face in 2016 will be determined [Read More…]

Agency Fight against Fraud and Identity Theft

In the Final Report issued on March 28, 2014 , the office of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said that it identified and confirmed 28,076 fraudulent tax returns involving identity theft. “Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes nationwide, and refund fraud caused by identity theft is one of the biggest [Read More…]