Changes to Instructions for Form 1094-C and Form 1095-C, Transmittal of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Information Returns - - 01-DEC-2015
If you downloaded the Instructions for Form 1094-C and 1095-C before December 2, 2015,
please note the following.
On page 12, under the Specific Instructions for Part IV, column (c). the format of the characters to list for date of birth is incorrect. The correct format is "YYYY-MM-DD."
The formatting directions in these instructions (for example, the directions to enter the 9 digit EIN including the dash on page 5 for Line 2 of the Form 1094 C) are for the preparation of paper returns. When filing forms electronically, the formatting set forth in the XML Schemas and Business Rules published on irs.gov must be followed rather than the formatting directions in these instructions. For more information regarding electronic filing, see Publications 5164 and 5165.