IRS Filing Deadline via Mail and Efile
Deadline to mail IRS Copy A's is February 28, 2016 except for Form: 5498, 5498-ESA, and 5498-SA which is May 31, 2016.
Form W-2 must be mailed by the last day of February. Attached is a PDF of all IRS/SSA deadlines.
If any date shown falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the due date is the next business day
* The due date is March 31, 2016 if filed electronically. ** The due date is March 15, 2016 for reporting by trustees and middlemen of WHFITs. *
ACA IRS Filing Deadlines:
On December 28, 2015, IRS issued Notice 2016-4, which extends the due dates for the 2015 information reporting requirements, both furnishing to individuals and filing with the Internal Revenue Service (Service), for insurers, self-insuring employers, and certain other providers of minimum essential coverage under I.R.C. § 6055, and the information reporting requirements for applicable large employers under I.R.C. § 6056. Specifically, this Notice (1) extends the due date for furnishing the 2015 Form 1095-B, Health Coverage, and the 2015 Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, from January 31, 2016, until March 31, 2016, and (2) extends the due date for filing with the Service the 2015 Form 1094-B, Transmittal of Health Coverage Information Returns, the 2015 Form 1095-B, Health Coverage, the 2015 Form 1094-C, Transmittal of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Information Returns, and the 2015 Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage from February 29, 2016, to May 31, 2016 if not filing electronically, and from March 31, 2016, to June 30, 2016 if filing electronically. This Notice also provides guidance to individuals who, as a result of these extensions, might not receive a Form 1095-B or Form 1095-C by the time they file their 2015 tax returns.
ACA What is the Filing Deadlines and Can I get an Extension : (the file deadlines have been extended by the IRS see above)
Form 1094-B & 1095-B: The return and transmittal form must be filed with the IRS on or before February 28 (March 31 if filed electronically) of the year following the calendar year of coverage.
Form 1094-C & 1095-C: Generally, you must file Forms 1094-C and 1095-C by February 28 if filing on paper (or March 31 if filing electronically) of the year following the calendar year to which the return relates.
December 29, 2015 – The IRS has announced it is extending the 2016 due dates for ACA information reporting. While the deadlines have changed, the requirements are still the same and covered businesses are still obligated to file.
Specifically, businesses now have until:
- March 31, 2016 to supply employees with the 2015 Form 1095-B and Form 1095-C. The previous date was January 31.
- May 31, 2016 to file forms 1095-B and 1095-C with the IRS if submitting paper forms. The previous date was February 29.
- June 30, 2016 to submit forms 1095-B and 1095-C to the IRS if filing electronically. The previous date was March 31.
You can get an automatic 30-day extension of time to file by completing Form 8809,