Earlier this month, employers let out a sigh of relief when the delay of the Cadillac tax was announced. And they’ve just been given some more breathing room with the extension of deadlines to provide and file required IRS information returns and employee statements. Employers now have until March 31, 2016 to distribute 1095 forms and provide minimum essential coverage (MEC) and employer shared-responsibility (ESR) statements to individuals (the previous deadline was February 1). In addition, the deadline for transmittal of the 1094 forms to the IRS has been extended from March 31 to June 30, 2016 for electronic filings, and from February 29 to May 31, 2016 for non-electronic (paper) filings.
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