As in 2015, here are the steps we are taking for Affordable Care Act tax reporting for our conference for 2016:
- The Conference filed 1095-B forms for all of our participants on our health care plan. This means that local churches with less than 50 employees will not need to file any forms.
- The Conference filed 1095-C forms as an applicable large employer for anyone on the annual conference payroll.
- If your church has close to or over 50 employees, please review guidance from Wespath to help determine if you must file as an applicable large employer.
These forms were filed on January 30th, but our service provider has not yet mailed them as of February 14th. The IRS extended the deadline to March 2, 2017, so these are not late. We are in touch with our provider to determine the cause of the delay, and will post an update soon.
You do not have to wait on your 1095-B or C forms to file your tax return for 2016. Here is information from the IRS on this topic. Specifically, see questions #3 and #14.