Many individuals will receive ACA information statements from their employer or coverage provider by early March in 2017 about their 2016 health insurance coverage:

Here is information about these forms:

1095-B
Sent to Individuals who had health coverage for themselves or their family members that is not reported on Form 1095-A or Form 1095-C.
Sent by Health Coverage Providers –
  • Insurance companies outside the Marketplace
  • Government agencies such as Medicare or CHIP
  • Employers who provide certain kinds of health coverage, which is sometimes referred to as “self-insured coverage,” but are not required to send Form 1095-C.


Other coverage providers
What to do with This Form This form provides information about your 2016 health coverage.

Use Form 1095-B for information on whether you and your family members had health coverage that satisfies the individual shared responsibility provision.

  • If Form 1095-B shows coverage for you and everyone in your family for the entire year, check the full-year coverage box on your tax return.
  • If there are months when you or your family members did not have coverage, determine if you qualify for an exemption or must make an individual shared responsibility payment.


You don’t need to wait for your Form 1095- B to file your tax return. Do not attach Form 1095-B to your tax return - keep it with your tax records. Contact the issuer if you have questions about your Form 1095-B.
1095-C
Sent to Certain employees of applicable large employers
Sent by Applicable large employers – generally those with 50 or more full-time employees, including full-time equivalent employees
What to do with This Form Form 1095-C provides information about the health coverage offered by your employer in 2016 and, in some cases, about whether you enrolled in this coverage.

Use Form 1095-C to help determine your eligibility for the premium tax credit.

  • If you enrolled in a health plan in the Marketplace, you may need the information in Part II of Form 1095-C to help determine your eligibility for the premium tax credit.
  • If you did not enroll in a health plan in the Marketplace, the information in Part II of your Form 1095-C is not relevant to you.


Use Form 1095-C for information on whether you or any family members enrolled in certain kinds of coverage offered by your employer – sometimes referred to as “self-insured coverage”.

  • If Form 1095-C shows coverage for you and everyone in your family for the entire year, check the full-year coverage box on your tax return.
  • If there are months when you or your family members did not have coverage, determine if you qualify for an exemption or must make an individual shared responsibility payment.


You don’t need to wait for your Form 1095- C to file your tax return. Do not attach Form 1095-C to your tax return - keep it with your tax records. Contact the issuer if you have questions about your Form 1095-B.

If you enrolled in coverage through the Marketplace, you will receive a Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement. For more information about this form, see the Health Care Information Forms for Individuals questions and answers on IRS.gov/aca.

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Upcoming Tax Dates

April 10 — Employees who work for tips
If you received $20 or more in tips during March, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.

April 15 — Individuals *2017 Filing Deadline: 04-17, 2018*
File a 2017 income tax return (Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) and pay any tax due. If you want an automatic 6 month extension of time to file the return, file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. For more information, see Form 4868. Then, file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ by 10-15.

April 15 — Corporations *2017 Filing Deadline: 04-17, 2018*
File a 2017 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120) and pay any tax due. Details

April 15 — Individuals
If you are not paying your 2018 income tax through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax during the year that way), pay the first installment of your 2018 estimated tax. Use Form 1040ES.

April 15 — Household Employers
If you paid cash wages of $2,000 or more in 2017 to a household employee, you must file Schedule H Details

April 15 — Corporations
Deposit the first installment of estimated income tax for 2017 Details

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

April 15 — Household employers
If you paid cash wages of $$2,000 or more in 2017 to a household employee, you must file Schedule H (Form 1040). If you are required to file a federal income tax return (Form 1040), file Schedule H (Form 1040) with the return and report any household employment taxes. Report any federal unemployment (FUTA) tax on Schedule H (Form 1040) if you paid total cash wages of $1,000 or more in any calendar quarter of 2016 or 2017 to household employees. Also, report any income tax you withheld for your household employees.

April 30 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
File Form 941 for the first quarter of 2018. Deposit or pay any undeposited tax under the accuracy of deposit rules. If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed return. If you deposited the tax for the quarter timely, properly, and in full, you have until 05-10 to file the return.

April 30 — Federal unemployment tax.
Deposit the tax owed through 03-if more than $500.

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