IRS extends ACA deadline and issues statement regarding 2018 withholding.

IRS extends ACA deadline and issues statement regarding 2018 withholding.

The due date for furnishing to individuals the 2017 Form 1095-B, Health Coverage, and 2017 Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, has been extended from January 31, 2018, to March 2, 2018.

This extension affects insurers, self-insuring employers, and some other providers of minimum essential coverage under section 6055 of the Internal Revenue Code and applicable large employers (ALEs) under section 6056 of the Code.

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Statement Regarding 2018 Withholding Guidelines

The IRS is working to develop withholding guidance to implement the tax reform bill signed into law on December 22.  We anticipate issuing the initial withholding guidance in January, and employers and payroll service providers will be encouraged to implement the changes in February. The IRS emphasizes this information will be designed to work with the existing Forms W-4 that employees have already filed, and no further action by taxpayers is needed at this time.

Use of the new 2018 withholding guidelines will allow taxpayers to begin seeing the changes in their paychecks as early as February.  In the meantime, employers and payroll service providers should continue to use the existing 2017 withholding tables and systems.”

Merry Green

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