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Legal Update: EMAC & HIRD

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Legal Update: EMAC & HIRD
Massachusetts' new and increased EMAC Assessments are beginning January 1st, 2018 and ending December 31st, 2019. Fiscal Year 2018's budget-related legislation temporarily increased an existing employer fee known as the Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) and also created a new, temporary, 5% assessment on employers to help offset a projected future $600 million shortfall in the MassHealth program.
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| Categories: Tax Year 2017 | Tags: EMAC , HIRD , ACA Compliance , TY2017. | View Count: (48)

Heads up! ACA Penalties are coming!

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Heads up! ACA Penalties are coming!
The IRS has recently released guidance on the Employer Shared Responsibility Payment, which details how ACA Penalties will be communicated to employers, how employers may respond, and how to pay the penalties. BenefitScape has reviewed these IRS updates and guidance for your review.
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| Categories: Penalties | Tags: TY2015 , TY2016 , ACA Penalties , Employer Shared Responsibility Payment | View Count: (62)
Tax Year 2017 ACA Compliance and Reporting: Strict Compliance Replaces Good Faith
Is it time to stop swimming with the school and engage the services of an ACA Specialist? Given all the confusion surrounding ACA legislation many employers may not have taken the steps to ensure that the vendors they are using are in strict compliance. At BenefitScape, we have always held our filings to this standard.
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| Categories: Tax Year 2017 | Tags: ACA Compliance , 1095 , PPACA , IRSAIR | View Count: (189)
ACA Compliance Matures as a Tax Filing Process and How BPaaS Helps
ACA compliance is both a new topic and one that has been stalled by continuous political debate. In fact, it is a complex important IRS tax filing that needs to be taken seriously and is subject to review audit and substantial penalties this white paper will outline a very viable solution referred to as BPaaS, or Business Process as a Service, that provides up-to-date information, analysis and business process available from the cloud, using only a web browser on an extremely economical basis.
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| Categories: AIR XML Requirement, IRS AIR eFiling , Tax Year 2017 | Tags: | View Count: (226)
Tax Year 2017 Draft Forms 1095-B/C and 1094-B/C Released by IRS
Draft 1095-B/C and 1094-B/C Forms and Instructions for Tax Year 2017 Affordable Care Act (ACA) Compliance and Reporting were recently released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
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| Categories: Tax Year 2017 | Tags: Affordable Care Act , 1095 , 1094 , IRSAIR , ACA Compliance | View Count: (370)
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