The IRS has issued Notice 2016-4 extending both the notice and filing deadlines for ACA benefits coverage. The requirement to furnish statements to employees (Form 1095-B and Form 1095-C) has been extended from February 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016.
The due date for filing appropriate ACA forms with the Internal Revenue Service (Forms 1095-B and 1095-C) has been extended from February 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016, if not filed electronically. If you intend to file with the IRS electronically, the deadline has been extended from March 31, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
As a result of the extension (for 2015 only) those individuals who rely upon information other than Form 1095-B or 1095-C for information about their coverage for purposes of determining eligibility for a premium tax credit when filing your income tax returns, need not amend their tax returns once they receive Forms 1095-C or any corrected Form 1095-C.
The extensions provided by the Notice are automatic and do not require any further filings. As a way of reminder, the extensions apply only to IRC Sections 6055 and 6056 for information returns and statements for calendar year 2015.