Breaking:  IRS released Notice extending the due dates for the 2018 inf2018 1095-B Extensionormation reporting requirements for employers to furnish information on returns and statements regarding minimum essential coverage provided to individuals.

Specifically, the notice extends the due date for furnishing the following to individuals: the 2018 Form 1095-B, Health Coverage, and the 2018 Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, from January 31, 2019 to March 4, 2019.

Lastly, IRS extends the good-faith relief in Notice 2016-70 that applied to filings in 2015 to 2016 and 2017 and now to 2018. This relief applies to missing and inaccurate taxpayer identification numbers and dates of birth, as well as other information required on the return or statement.
To show good faith efforts to qualify for this relief, filers must meet applicable deadlines. However, IRS recognizes that late filers may still be able avoid penalties by showing reasonable cause for missing the due dates.

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