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“For every cloud, a silver lining.” San Francisco postpones HCSO reporting deadline

“For every cloud, a silver lining.” San Francisco postpones HCSO reporting deadline

Amidst the pall of the pandemic, we celebrate little rays of sunshine. Here’s one: San Francisco has postponed its Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) annual reporting obligation for the 2020 calendar year from the end of this month to at least Oct. 31, 2021....

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Finally, some good news! California’s Franchise Tax Board delays individual mandate reporting and disclosure deadlines

Finally, some good news! California’s Franchise Tax Board delays individual mandate reporting and disclosure deadlines

Well, 2021 is off to a contentious start politically, and coronavirus infections are surging again, but we have good news from California! The state’s taxing authority, the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), has extended or effectively extended the deadlines in 2021 for...

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Furloughs, layoffs, ACA measurement periods and next year’s medical plan eligibility: Chaos gives way to confusion

Furloughs, layoffs, ACA measurement periods and next year’s medical plan eligibility: Chaos gives way to confusion

As if 2020 has not already wrought enough chaos, many employers are finding that their medical plan eligibility rules are about to add insult to their employees’ injuries triggered by furloughs, layoffs or reduced work hours in 2020. Those reduced hours in 2020 may...

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IRS gives employers more time to furnish 1095-Cs to employees, HHS extends national health emergency

IRS gives employers more time to furnish 1095-Cs to employees, HHS extends national health emergency

The IRS has again (as it has in past years) extended the deadline to furnish Forms 1095-C to Affordable Care Act (ACA) full-time employees. The Service has moved the deadline to furnish the forms for 2020 from Jan. 31 to March 2, 2021. The deadlines for filing those...

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Feeling good about your ACA reporting compliance? A federal audit might foreshadow a more intolerant IRS

Feeling good about your ACA reporting compliance? A federal audit might foreshadow a more intolerant IRS

The IRS has alarmed many employers over the last few years by sending 226-J letters assessing potential penalties for alleged violations of the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While in most cases the employers have been able to dodge those penalties by convincing the IRS that the employer had satisfied the mandate but had merely misreported that fact to the IRS, a Treasury Department audit reports wants the IRS to become less forgiving of those errors in the future.

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