November 21, 2014.
The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, on or after the date of publication of this notice.
Comments should be received on or before December 26, 2014 to be assured of consideration.
Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestion for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 8140, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 927-5331, email at PRA@treasury.gov, or the entire information collection request maybe found at www.reginfo.gov.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
OMB Number: 1545-2251.
Type of Review: New Collection.
Title: Information Reporting by Applicable Large Employers on Health Insurance Coverage Offered Under Employer-Sponsored Plans (TD 9661—Final)
Abstract: This collection effort contains documents providing guidance to employers that are subject to the information reporting requirements under section 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), enacted by the Affordable Care Act (generally employers with at least 50 full-time employees, including full-time equivalent employees). Section 6056 requires those employers to report to the IRS information about the health care coverage, if any, they offered to full-time employees, in order to administer the employer shared responsibility provisions of section 4980H of the Code.
Section 6056 also requires employers to furnish related statements to their employees. These statements to employees may be used to determine whether, for each month of the calendar year, the employee may claim on their individual tax returns a premium tax credit under section 36B (premium tax credit). The regulations provide for a general reporting method and alternative reporting methods designed to simplify and reduce the cost of reporting for employers subject to the information reporting requirements under section 6056.
IRC § 6055 states beginning in January 2015, Health Insurance Marketplaces will be required to provide end of year information reporting in the form of information returns. IRC § 6056 states all insurance providers issuing Minimal Essential Coverage and Applicable Large Employers will have the option to begin voluntarily transmitting information returns to meet ACA information reporting requirements in 2015; however, these requirements will become mandatory in January 2016, for the 2015 Tax Year. Section 6011(e)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code provides that any person, including a corporation, partnership, individual, estate, or trust, who is required to file Start Printed Page 70616250 or more information returns, must file such returns electronically.
For the voluntary year of reporting, the burden estimates for each form are listed below.
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Estimated Total Burden Hours: 86,072.
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Treasury PRA Clearance Officer.
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