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Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Year 2015 General Information

AIR will accept Year 2015 1094/1095 returns in processing year 2017. 

  • Use 2015 schemas and business rules, version 8.0, to transmit 2015 returns in processing year 2017
  • 2015 returns are considered prior year returns in processing year 2017
    • PriorYearDataInd in the manifest should be "1" for 2015 returns transmitted in processing year 2017

If you receive an AIRER602, MTOM payload attachment error, ensure your transmission conforms to the guidance in Publication 5165, Sections 4.2 and 4.3.  If your file complies with the Publication 5165 guidance, or if your transmission was rejected without an Error Code or Error Data File; follow the information in this Known Issue: Rejected Transmission without an Error Data File, Error Code or due to Error Code AIRER602.

AIR Webinar presentations 

July 19 2016 AIR Webinar Presentation topics: General AIR Information, AIR Successful Transmission Tips and Lessons Learned, Post Deadline Reminders, Common Portal issues and Resolutions
Tax Year 2016/Processing Year 2017 AATS Testing Requirements Changes

June 14, 2016 webinar presentation topics: General AIR Information, AIR Successful Transmission Tips, IRS Support – AIR Mailbox & Help Desk, Common Portal Issues & Resolutions, Corrections, Non-Technical Questions, Technical Questions from May Webinar

May 24, 2016 Webinar presentation, topics: General AIR information, AIR Mailbox, AIR Help Desk, Common Portal Issues and Resolutions, Non-Technical Questions about ACA forms, Technical Questions Answered from April Webinar

April 26, 2016 webinar presentation topics: Things to Know, General Mailbox and Help Desk Information and Common Questions.

March 22, 2016 webinar presentation topics: Things to Know, Responses to February webinar questions.

February 23, 2016 webinar presentation topics: Things to Know, Common Questions, Electronic Corrections Process, Business Rule Guidance, Response time for AATS and Production

January 26, 2016 webinar presentation topics: Things to Know, Overview of Rejection Triggers, Tax Year 2015 Lessons Learned, Form 1094/5-C Q&A

December 15, 2015 webinar presentation topics: Things To Know, Common Transmission Errors and Their Resolution, Electronic Replacement Process for Rejected Returns, Frequently Asked Questions (Testing and General), and Employer Information Reporting COBRA Update

November 17, 2015 webinar presentation topics: Things to Know and Electronic Correction Process

October 27, 2015 Webinar presentation topics: Things to Know, Tax Year 2014 (Voluntary Year) Recap including Lessons Learned, and AIR Transmitter Control Code

September 29, 2015 Webinar presentation topics: Things to Know, AIR Transmission Checklist, Tax Year 2015 Indicator Standardization, and Aggregated ALE Group Reporting of Form 1094-C

August 25, 2015 Webinar presentation topics: Things to Know, AIR Transmitter Control Code (TCC), Tax Year 2014 Submission Narratives and Associated test Scenarios, and AIR Submission Composition and Reference Guide

July 28, 2015 Webinar presentation topics: Things to Know and Employer Information Reporting Scenarios

June 23, 2015 Webinar presentation topics: Things to Know and AIR Submission Composition and Reference Guide Overview

May 28, 2015 Webinar presentation topics: Things to Know, ACA Application for Transmitter Control Code (TCC), and Publication 5164, Test Package for Electronic Filers of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information Returns (for Tax Year 2014)

May 12, 2015 Webinar presentation topics: Things to Know and General ACA Information Return Rules

April 30, 2015 Webinar presentation topics: Things to Know, Overview of Publication 5165, Guide for Electronically Filing Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information Returns (AIR) for Software Developers and Transmitters, ACA Information Return Application for Transmitter Control Code (TCC), Correction Process, Replacements vs. Corrections, and Questions and Answers about electronic filing through AIR

March 31, 2015 webinar was an overview of Tax Year 2014 Schema to Form Crosswalks. The Tax Year 2015 Schema to Form Crosswalks can be found on the Tax Year 2015 Schema page.

February 24, 2015 Webinar presentation topic: Tax Year 2014 Form 1094/1095-B Schema to Form Crosswalk

January 27, 2015 webinar presentation topics: ACA XML Schema Library Structure, Schema Files and Form Data File

December 16, 2014 Webinar presentation topic: Transmitting ACA Information Returns to the IRS in Processing Year 2015

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