OSHA Cracks Down on Errant Electronic Filers

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Despite the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration pushing back the deadline until Dec. 31, 2017, about a third of workplaces that were required to electronically file their 2016 Form 300A in a timely fashion, failed to do so. Now OSHA has started a crackdown on employers that failed to file their forms after the agency stopped accepting the 2016 forms as of Jan. 1, 2018. In February, compliance officers were instructed to initiate inquiries into whether workplaces had electronically filed their 300A forms for 2016. Failure to file can lead to an other-than-serious citation, with a maximum penalty of…
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IRS in Full Swing on ACA Compliance Despite Uncertainty

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Despite the lull in activity in Washington on the future of the Affordable Care Act and the threats by President Trump to sink the law by not enforcing regulations, the IRS is in full swing in ensuring compliance. The agency in August released new draft IRS forms for use by applicable large employers (ALEs – or companies with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees) to report health insurance information for their workers. The agency also released the filing schedule for reporting employee health insurance data as required by the ACA for the 2017 tax year. Furthermore, the IRS…
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IRS Targets Employers Who Fail to File ACA Forms

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The IRS has started sending letters to some employers asking them where their Affordable Care Act returns are, according to the National Association of Health Underwriters. The letters, says the association, appear to be one of the first efforts by the IRS to enforce the employer responsibility requirements of the ACA. Under the ACA, applicable large employers (ALEs) – those with 50 or more full-time and full-time-equivalent employees – are required to file Forms 1094-C and 1095-C with the IRS. The requirement started in 2016 when those employers for the first time had to file these forms with the IRS….
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2016 ACA Compliance Checklist

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This is the year that the rubber really hits the road for employers with 50 or more full-time workers. The Affordable Care Act employer mandate for organizations with 50 to 99 employees takes effect this year, meaning that if you haven’t been offering your staff coverage before, you are now required to do so. There are also new reporting requirements for employers both in terms of submitting documents to the Internal Revenue Service as well as to your employees. As the New Year gets underway, read this refresher so you don’t miss a beat and expose your business to penalties….
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