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Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Form 1095 FAQs

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Attention Tax Year 2023 Filers:

The electronic-filing threshold for information returns has been decreased to 10 or more returns. After January 1, 2024, you are required to file electronically if submitting 10 or more information returns.

  • First Time Efiler Guide: How to Submit ACA Forms to IRS Electronically?

  • Note: Based on feedback from our clients, it may take 5 to 10 business days to obtain a TCC and move it to "P" status. We recommend that our new clients apply for TCC today!

  • General Questions
  • Download, install and Uninstall
  • Purchase, Update, Upgrade

  • Quick Start Guide
  • Account Management
  • Backup and Restore

  • Prepare, Edit and Print ACA Forms
  • Data Import
  • E-file ACA Forms to IRS
  • File ACA forms to State
  • Correction and Replacement

  • Multiple User and Network Setup
  • Using ez1095 with QuickBooks and Other System

  • Troubleshooting

  • More About ACA Forms


    General Questions

    • 1. What is ACA (Affordable Care Act)?
      The Affordable Care Act contains comprehensive health insurance reforms and includes tax provisions that affect individuals, families, businesses, insurers, tax-exempt organizations and government entities. These tax provisions contain important changes, including how individuals and families file their taxes. The law also contains benefits and responsibilities for other organizations and employers.

    • 2. Do I need to file ACA forms?
      Yes, you need to file
      - if you are an employer with 50 or more full-time employees
      - if you have fewer than 50 employees, but are a member of an ownership group with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees, you are subject to the rules for large employers.
      - if you are a self-insured employer

    • 3. Is ez1095 for me?
      Yes, if you need file form 1095-C, 1094-C, 1095-B and 1094-B to IRS and states. Please feel free to test drive with no obligation. Please view the benefits of using in house 1095 software.

    • 4. Is support free for ez1095?
      Yes, the general technical support is free. However, we will charge a fee for special service (for example: customized design.)

    • 5. Can I try ez1095 for free before purchasing?
      Yes, you are welcome to download and try ez1095 software for free before purchasing with no cost and no obligation.

    • 6. Can I upload the data? I have thousands of forms to file.
      Yes, you can import form data from .csv file or XML files. If you have data in Excel file, you can convert it to .csv file easily. You can download sample data files and view step by step guide to import data from our site.

    • 7. Do I still need to purchase pre-printed forms?
      No. With ez1095 software, you can print forms for recipients and IRS on white printing paper.

    • 8. Will IRS accept the forms printed on white paper?
      Yes, IRS will accept the 1095 and 1094 forms printed by ez1095 on white paper. We already submitted our sample forms to IRS for approval.

    • 9. What kind of envelopes I should use to mail the forms to my employees?
      With ez1095 software, you can print the optional mailing address sheet with the forms. So you can mail the forms with #10 double Windows envelopes easily.

    • 10. Can ez1095 software support multiple companies?
      Yes, ez1095 software can support multiple company accounts on the same computer with no extra charge.

    • 11. When must I furnish the statements to full-time employees and IRS?

    • 12. Can my data be compromised using ez1095 software?
    • Yes, your data is safe. ez1095 software is desktop application. No internet connection is required to run ez1095 to prepare and print forms. You have the full control of your data. ez1095 software also comes with database backup and restore.

    • 13. Does ez1095 support efile feature for IRS and states
      Yes, ez1095 can generate the efile document that you can upload the IRS site and state sites. Click here to learn more about how to efile 1095 forms

      14. Can ez1095 print correction forms?
      Yes. You can click this link to learn more about how to file 1095 correction forms.

      15. Can ez1095 efile 1095 correction forms?
      Yes, ez1095 can generate the efile document for 1095 correction. You can upload the efile document to IRS and state site. Please click this link to learn more about how to file 1095 correction forms.

      16. My company has 1900 employees. Will ez1095 work for us?
      Yes. Some of our clients have as many as 80,000 employees.

      17. I used other software last year. If I switch to ez1095 software, can I import data easily?
      Yes, ez1095 can import data from your last year's efile XML documents easily. It can also import data from spread sheet. You are welcome to download ez1095 software and test drive the data import feature with no obligation and no cost.

    Install and Uninstall

    • 1. What are the system requirements for ez1095 software?

    • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11 and other Windows computers, 32-bit or 64 bit, .Net Framework v2.0 or later

    • 2. I am using XP computer with .net framework 1.0. Where I can find .net framework 2.0 and later?

    • You can download .net framework from Microsoft web site and installed it on your computer. The .net framework 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 or later can coexist. Following is the download link of Microsoft .net Framework Version 3.5.

      You can install the .net framework first, then install ez1095

    • 3. Can ez1095 run on a Mac?
    • Please check this article How to run Windows application on a MAC

    • 4. How to uninstall ez1095 software?

    • Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then clicking Programs and Features. Select ez1095 from program list, and then click Uninstall.

    • 5. How to update ez1095 software?

    • 6. What permissions are needed to run ez1095?

    Purchase, Update and Upgrade

      License key

    • How to register ez1095 License?

    • How to unregister ez1095 License and transfer it to a new computer?

    • Purchase

    • 1. What is the cost of ez1095?
      ez1095 paper printing single version is $295. If you need the efile or multiple user version, you can check the price list here.

      All versions can support the white paper printing function. All versions can support unlimited accounts and forms on the same computer with no extra charge.

    • 2. Is there any extra charge to add a new company account or a new recipient.
      No, ez1095 can support unlimited accounts and forms with one flat rate. That is maybe one reason many accountants, CPAs and tax service providers like this software.

    • 3. How to purchase this 1095 and 1095 form printing software?
      ez1095 software can be purchased from: Our system will send you the key code once the transaction completes.

    • 4. How long does it take to get the license key?
      Our system will send the key automatically once the transaction is successful. Please check your inbox and junk folder. If you do not get it within 30 minutes, please contact us.

    • Update

    • 1. How to update ez1095 software?

    • 2. If I install ez1095 2023 edition, will it overwrite my 2022 data?
    • No. ez1095 2023 and 2022 can co-exist on your computer and they will use different data folders. As precaution, you can backup your data first easily.

    • Can I roll forward my 2022 data?
    • Yes. You can view this guide to roll forward your ACA form data easily.

    • I still need to print some 2022 forms. Can I install ez1095 2023 now?
    • Yes. Ez1095 2022 and 2023 edition can co-exist on your computer. You can continue to work on your 2022 forms after you install ez1095 2023 edition.


    • I purchased ez1095 2023 Single user version. Can I upgrade it to ez1095 2023 multiple user version by paying the price difference?
    • Yes. Please contact us and let us know how many extra licenses you need. We will send you the special upgrade link.

    • I purchased ez1095 2019 Single user efile version in 2019. Can I efile 2019 ACA forms in Year 2023?
    • Yes. Please contact us for the special link to upgrade your ez1095 with Year 2023 efile schema.

    Account Management

    Data Backup, Restore and Transfer

    Prepare, Edit and Print Forms

    Data Import

    Multiple User and Network Setup

    ACA Electronic Filing




    • My 1095 and 1094 submission was rejected by IRS. Can ez1095 efile replacement forms?
      Yes. On ez1095 efile screen, you can check the option "Is Replacement" to the efile documents for replacement.

    • How to efile 1095 replacement


    File ACA Forms to State

    If your state accept the IRS format efile documents, you can send the same documents to IRS and to your state.

    Using ez1095 with QuickBooks and Other System


    More About ACA Forms