Correcting ACA errors.

There are 2 general types of errors on ACA forms. The IRS will either reject the file or they will assign the file Accepted with Errors status.

 

A file is rejected most often because of incorrect payer/employer info. Here are instructions for correcting if your file is rejected.

Instructions for correcting your forms:

  1. Log in to your e-file account.
  2. Click Order History in the top navigation bar then select Forms in Progress.
  3. Click the Edit icon next to each form, make your changes and submit.
    1. If the error is Wrong Filer’s EIN or TIN Validation failed, go to Manage Payers & Recipients and correct Payer’s EIN there before correcting the form.
    2. Then go to your Forms in Progress page and update the data in the form. 
    3. You will then need to resubmit the form through the cart to be processed to the IRS again.

  

The IRS usually assigns the file a status of Accepted with Errors if the form fails the TIN validation process. Most often it is the employees name causing the error, if they use an abbreviated, nickname or maiden when it should be married name. Here are instructions for correcting if your file is Accepted with Errors.

Instructions for correcting your forms:

  1. Log in to your e-file account.
  2. Click Order History in the top navigation bar to view your Filed Forms page.
  3. The forms that the IRS assigned the error will be highlighted in BOLD and you can click the File A Correction link to the right. 
    1. If the error is regarding "employee info group" go to Manage Payers & Recipients and correct employees name or ssn there before correcting the form.
    2. If the error is regarding a covered individual, we recommend replacing the SSN with the date of birth in part 3 of the 1095-C or part 4 on the 1095-B  to prevent future rejections.
    3. You will then need to resubmit the form through the cart to be processed to the IRS.

 

 

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