How do I know if my business needs to file an ACA Form 1095?
If you are new to the Affordable Care Act, you may have a few questions about 1095 forms. So what do ACA 1095 Forms mean for your business?What do ACA 1095 Forms Mean for Your Business?Overview: IRS 1095 FormsThe Affordable Care Act requires all employers with 50 or more full-time employees to provide affordable health insurance that meets a set federal minimum coverage and value. So to make sure employers and insurance providers remain compliant with ACA rules and regulations the IRS created Form 1095 to report the coverage offered throughout the year.Variations of ACA Form 1095:Form 1095-A (Health Insurance Marketplace Statement): This form is for individual taxpayers who receive insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, often referred to as the exchange.Form 1095-B (Health Coverage): This form is mail to individuals by the insurance agency to report minimum essential coverage. The forms will detail the type of coverage, the month's covered and the individuals covered by the insurance plan.Form 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Insurance) Form issued by the employer to employees by businesses with 50 or more employees. This form will detail the coverage offered and whether or not the employee accepted the insurance.File IRS Form 1095When ALEs and TPAs file Form 1095 they must file one copy with the IRS for ACA compliance and must send another copy to their employee for their tax return. However, the recipient copy of Form 1095 is for the employee's records and is not required by the IRS along with their tax return.Whichever Form 1095 is filed, a copy of Form 1094-B or C is sent to the IRS along with the complete 1095 return. Form 1094 can be seen as a cover sheet that summarizes the 1095 return it accompanies. Form 1094 does not need to be sent to the recipients of insurance, only to the IRS.I hope you found this helpful. If you would like to read the full article click here:Does my Business Need to File ACA Form 1095?
Why don't schools teach children about taxes and bills and things that they will definitely need to know as adults to get by in life?
Departments of education and school districts always have to make decisions about what to include in their curriculum. There are a lot of life skills that people need that aren't taught in school. The question is should those skills be taught in schools?I teach high school, so I'll talk about that. The typical high school curriculum is supposed to give students a broad-based education that prepares them to be citizens in a democracy and to be able to think critically. For a democracy to work, we need educated, discerning citizens with the ability to make good decisions based on evidence and objective thought. In theory, people who are well informed about history, culture, science, mathematics, etc., and are capable of critical, unbiased thinking, will have the tools to participate in a democracy and make good decisions for themselves and for society at large. In addition to that, they should be learning how to be learners, how to do effective, basic research, and collaborate with other people. If that happens, figuring out how to do procedural tasks in real life should not provide much of a challenge. We can't possibly teach every necessary life skill people need, but we can help students become better at knowing how to acquire the skills they need. Should we teach them how to change a tire when they can easily consult a book or search the internet to find step by step instructions for that? Should we teach them how to balance a check book or teach them how to think mathematically and make sense of problems so that the simple task of balancing a check book (which requires simple arithmetic and the ability to enter numbers and words in columns and rows in obvious ways) is easy for them to figure out. If we teach them to be good at critical thinking and have some problem solving skills they will be able to apply those overarching skills to all sorts of every day tasks that shouldn't be difficult for someone with decent cognitive ability to figure out. It's analogous to asking why a culinary school didn't teach its students the steps and ingredients to a specific recipe. The school taught them about more general food preparation and food science skills so that they can figure out how to make a lot of specific recipes without much trouble. They're also able to create their own recipes.So, do we want citizens with very specific skill sets that they need to get through day to day life or do we want citizens with critical thinking, problem solving, and other overarching cognitive skills that will allow them to easily acquire ANY simple, procedural skill they may come to need at any point in their lives?
If I don't earn enough money on social security to file income taxes, will I still need an income tax return to fill out a FAFSA, and other financial aid forms for my daughter?
No. Just provide the information requested on the form. If you later need proof you didn't file, you can get that from the IRS BY requesting transcripts.
What is the best way to improve life?
Mike has never put more than 40% effort into anything in school.He sits in the back of the class. He never listens. He figures out how to sleep with his eyes open, or hide under his desk to take naps.Maybe his dad abandoned him. Maybe his parents never motivated him. Or maybe he's just plain lazy.Who knows the reasons. But the effort isn’t there.Nothing his teachers or parents have ever said or done have been able to turn the fire that burns within him into anything more than a low smolder.He goes through his early years, turning in the minimum grades to squeak by in everything.One day, as he shrugs off another bad grade, the teacher stands up at the front of the class.The teacher points at Mike."Study hard - or you'll end up like Mike there. Dim, lazy, and on the path to flipping burgers for a living."A certifiable asshole comment by a teacher.Mike, typically thick-skinned and nonchalant about life, is pissed.An authority figure publicly branding him in front of the class, the class laughing, and the obvious implication that a good majority of them shared the teacher's view of Mike was too much.He'd had enough.Deep down he knew he was lazy. But he wasn't stupid. And he sure as hell wouldn't be flipping burgers.That day forward Mike starts studying.It hurts his brain at first to think and concentrate so much. It's almost like going to the gym for the first time.He keeps going. Each day he gets better at it. The rust comes off, those sleepy neurons start to light up between his ears.Quickly - he gets into a groove. His grades pick up.They get better. They get better. He learns a couple study tricks he should have known years ago.Cute girls are suddenly asking him for help in school.He realizes school isn't that hard. He realizes what he already knew - he wasn’t dumb.In fact, he realizes, he’s a lot smarter than he thought he was.Suddenly, he's getting the top grades in his class.Mike - was so much more than even he ever thought.He'd been a darkhorse scholar in his class.He is acing test after test. He dethroned the former smart kid who now eyes him with jealousy.And one day - his teacher asks him to stay after class.His teacher comes over, sits on a table across from him.He stares at Mike.He walks over, reaches out and shakes Mike's hand, saying, "Mike - I apologize. You had it in you all along. I never knew”Mike, your quintessential, stereotypical gifted slacker, had announced his arrival.I've found that harsh criticisms can cut deep particularly if there is a grain of truth to them.The knee-jerk reaction is often to punch back, recoil, bury yourself away from it.The next time a criticism cuts deep, step forward and into it.Look within the pain rather than react to it. What does it show you?Are your talents being buried by inaction? By weakness?Look at it.It is right there.Do something about it.If someone shines a light on your demons, don’t flip the light off, expel the demons.If someone mislabels you, sells you short of what you are, what you are capable of, do something about it.Show them the truth.You'll enjoy it.Nothing beats proving people wrong.
How can I figure out what I really want to do with my life after college?
I understand you buddy. I understand you completely. I am in the exact same position as you. So let me tell you what i feel about the question and the answers written here.And if you like it give me an upvote ,)After reading this question i thought i am a patient of split personality and i only wrote this question in another of my avatar. So my brother from another mother i feel totally connected to you after reading this question. And about all the answers written here, i think everyone is correct here in their own way but they probably have a different kind of personality and that is why they have written answers without understanding your emotions and therefore, none of the answers made sense to me personally (Well one of them partially did and that's why i upvoted it)I feel we are alike and therefore i will talk about myself here and you might feel connected too. From childhood, i have always lived in my fantasy land that i will/can do this i will/can do that but never actually did anything. When i hear about others all i think is i could have done that thing. And i again go into my fantasy world that i should have done something in my past which would have made a difference. I go into my serious mode. Do something good for 2 days and then come back to the same routine of doing anything. I know i have the potential but still i don't do anything. I get motivated every time i read a book, watch a movie or hear people's story. But result is still nothing. I used to think that there will come a turning point in my life and everything will change suddenly, i will have a successful startup of my own, will go for world tours, will become fit (btw i am fat). But no, nothing of that sort happened in the past 26 years and won't happen in the next 26. I realized that people who are at successful position did not reached there overnight, they worked really hard for it. Because, nothing comes to anyone easily. So, i started working on things. It is as simple as that. Just start working on whatever you want to do, your job, startup, getting fit, anything. NO MATTER HOW SLOWLY OR HOW LATE IT IS JUST START DOING THINGS. As there is no other way to it. Absolutely no other way. You know you have it in you. But do you think you will reach at your success point without doing anything. No you won't. So just start doing. And don't do it for anybody else, JUST DO IT FOR THAT MAN IN THE MIRROR BECAUSE THAT MAN DESERVES IT. ALL THE BEST.Sorry for the long answer.
Which forms do I need to fill in order to file New York state taxes?
You must determine your New York State residency status. You need to answer these questions:Did you live in an on-campus apartment or an apartment or house off-campus in New York State in 2012?Did you maintain, or rent, the on-campus apartment or off-campus residence for at least 11 months in 2012?Were you physically present in New York State for at least 183 days in 2012?If the answers to all three questions are "Yes", and you were not a full-time undergraduate student (which as an F-1 OPT I assume you were not), you are a New York State resident for tax purposes. Otherwise you are a nonresident.You file Form IT-201, http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/curren..., if you are a resident of New York State, Form IT-203, http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/curren..., if you are not.
I didn't file my taxes last year. What are the forms that I will have to fill out? When is the last day to do so?
If you are required to file a US return, you have until April 15 to file your Federal tax return.As far as "telling you how to" do it, or what forms you have to fill out - that's impossible without a review of your situation. It could be as simple as filing Form 1040EZ, Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents if you had no dependents, no income other than wages, interest, and/or unemployment compensation, no deductions other than the standard deduction, and no tax payments or credits other than withholding and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Every additional item of income, deduction, or credit can add an additional layer of complexity to the return you must file.You should consider a visit to a tax professional in your area - and you should do it quickly since you only have about two weeks left to file a return in the US.
I need to pay an $800 annual LLC tax for my LLC that formed a month ago, so I am looking to apply for an extension. It's a solely owned LLC, so I need to fill out a Form 7004. How do I fill this form out?
ExpressExtension is an IRS-authorized e-file provider for all types of business entities, including C-Corps (Form 1120), S-Corps (Form 1120S), Multi-Member LLC, Partnerships (Form 1065). Trusts, and Estates.File Tax Extension Form 7004 InstructionsStep 1- Begin by creating your free account with ExpressExtensionStep 2- Enter the basic business details including: Business name, EIN, Address, and Primary Contact.Step 3- Select the business entity type and choose the form you would like to file an extension for.Step 4- Select the tax year and select the option if your organization is a Holding CompanyStep 5- Enter and make a payment on the total estimated tax owed to the IRSStep 6- Carefully review your form for errorsStep 7- Pay and transmit your form to the IRSClick here to e-file before the deadline