The IRS has issued Notice 2016-70 which extends the due date for 2016 copy of the employee forms 1095-B and 1095-C. The original due date these forms were to be distributed to employees was January 31, 2017 and has been extended to March 2, 2017.
The due dates for paper filing the IRS copies of these forms has NOT been extended and for 2016 forms is February 28, 2017.
The due dates for e-filing the IRS copies of these forms also has NOT been extended and for 2016 forms is March 31, 2017.
We encourage all users to maintain their timetable for completion of the information returns on a timely basis.