Employers face a variety of tax-related compliance requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Perhaps the most notable is the shared-responsibility provision, commonly referred to as "play or pay," which applies to large employers. It had been scheduled to go into effect in 2014, but it has been deferred to 2015 (along with certain information-reporting requirements). In addition, some "transitional relief" will be available in 2015. For example, certain large employers with plan years that don't start on January 1 can begin play-or-pay compliance at the start of their plan years in 2015.
Mid-size employers, which have 50 to 99 full-time employees or full-time equivalent employees (FTEs), have been given an additional one-year reprieve -- until 2016 -- on the employer mandate, under final regulations announced on February 10, 2014. Full-time is defined as 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month.
Payroll on the Web has been proactive in staying informed on ACA provisions. In our system our clients can quickly access tools and reports to obtain data and calculations they need to get an accurate picture of where they stand in regards to ACA.
There is no added cost for any additional tools, services, or printed ACA material we have secured for our clients.