The IRS will receive and process information returns reporting on individual's health insurance coverage from insurance companies, self-insured companies, and large businesses and businesses that provide health insurance to their employees.

ACA information returns and transmittals are electronically filed through the ACA Information Returns system, also known as AIR. For information regarding the AIR system and filing Affordable Care Act Information Returns go to the Affordable Care Act Information Returns Program webpage.

The following resources are available:

  • ACA Assurance Testing System / AATS Information
  • AIR Program — Did You Know?
  • AIR Program Overview
  • AIR Schemas and Business Rules

If you encounter an issue or limitation that prevents an information return from being submitted electronically through AIR, and the solution is not posted on IRS.gov for the AIR webpage, call the phone number listed in Publication 5165, Guide for Electronically Filing Affordable Care Act Information Returns for Software Developers and Transmitters. The AIR staff will then work on making the appropriate corrections or which are temporary changes to allow the return to be transmitted electronically.

More Information:

The IRS will hold the next live ACA AIR webinar for transmitters, software developers, and issuers and payers on November 17, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. EST. See the following page for webinar details and information regarding webinar registration.

IRS Health Care Tax Tip 2015-51 provides links to in depth recorded webinars on the information reporting requirements.

The ACA Information Returns (AIR) Program webpage can be accessed by typing AIR in the IRS.gov search window.

Information about these and other tax provision can be found at IRS.gov/aca.

AIR uses Quick Alerts, an IRS e-mail service, to disseminate information quickly regarding AIR issues to subscribers. This service keeps tax professionals up to date on AIR issues throughout the year.

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Upcoming Tax Dates

September 5 — Everyone
Federal Holiday (Labor Day) Details

September 10 — Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method.
Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the first 15 days of August.

September 11 — Employees who work for tips
If you received $20 or more in tips during August, report them to your employer Details

September 14 — Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the last 16 days of August.

September 15 — Individuals
Make a payment of your 2017 estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the third installment Details

September 15 — S Corporations
File a 2016 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120S) and pay any tax due. This due date applies only if you timely requested an automatic 6-month extension Details

September 15 — Partnerships
File a 2016 calendar year return (Form 1065). This due date applies only if you were given an additional 5-month extension Details

September 15 — Corporations
Deposit the third installment of estimated income tax for 2016 Details

September 15 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in August.

September 15 — Nonpayroll withholding
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in August.

September 27 — Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method.
Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the last 16 days of August.

September 29 — Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax for the first 15 days of September.

September 29 — Regular method taxes (special September deposit rule)
Deposit the tax for the period beginning September 16 and ending September 26.

September 29 — Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method (special September deposit rule).
Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the period beginning September 1 and ending September 11.

September 30 — Wagering tax
File Form 730 and pay the tax on wagers accepted during August.

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