HR Professionals Magazine August 2015

August 2015 Issue Highlights


In the Spotlight: Sally C. Roberts, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR


HR breaking news

New Law Doubles ACA Penalties

 (June 29, 2015) A new law effective June 29, 2015 called the The Trade Preferences Ace that became law on June 29, 2015, doubles per-employee penalties on applicable large employers for failing to file Affordable Care Act (ACA) information returns with the IRS starting in 2016, or failing to furnish employees with payee statements about their health care coverage.

Congress amended IRS sections 6721 and 6722 to increase the penalties associated with failure to properly file information returns or provide payee statements. Some reporting requirements apply to all employers regardless of size that provide self-insured health coverage to their employees.

The increased penalties will apply to Forms W-2 and the 1099-series, as well as ACA-required employer shared responsibility and minimum essential coverage reporting forms.

Additional new penalties: Read More >




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