e-file Affordable Care Act Information Reports
If you are an ACA Report Filer that files information reports, we encourage you to file electronically. E-filing reduces the risk of transcription errors and speeds up processing. Also, e-filers get an immediate acknowledgement of receipt and can track submission status online.
IRS e-services are a suite of products that allow certain ACA providers, Health Insurance Providers and Drug Manufacturers and Importers, to do business with the IRS electronically. Other IRS business partners, including accountants, lawyers and tax professionals also can use e-services. These services are only available to approved IRS business partners and not to the general public.
How Do I e-file ACA Information Reports?
Use this three step process to e-file ACA information reports
- e-file Application
- Form Submission
Step 1 - Register for e-services
If you are an ACA Report Filer and want to file information reports electronically, you must first register online for e-services and create an electronic account. This is a one-time automated process during which you create a user name, password and PIN. After we validate your information, we will send you an on-screen acknowledgement. To protect your security, we send the confirmation code to you via postal mail. Registration can take as long as 28 days.
Step-by-step instructions on the registration process are available here: e-Services Registration for ACA Providers.
An overview of changes made to e-services registration effective September 28, 2014 is available here: e-services changes.
Step 2 - Submit your e-file application
You also will need to submit an e-file application. We ask you to provide basic information about your business, your key people and identify yourself as an ACA Report Filer by selecting the ACA Provider role.
Step-by-step instructions on submitting the e-file application are available here: e-file Application for ACA providers.
Step 3 - e-file ACA Information Reports
After you complete your registration and e-file application, you are ready to e-file ACA information reports.
Step-by-step instructions on accessing and submitting ACA forms are available here: e-file Form Submission Process.
Contact IRS for More Information
- ACA Report Filers, software developers and vendors - with questions about e-filing, call the IRS e-help desk at 1-866-937-4130
- Taxpayers with account or tax law questions - call 1-800-829-4933
- Tax practitioners with account or tax law questions - call 1-800-829-8374