GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Greatland, a leading expert on Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements, today notified the business community that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a deadline extension for 2016 ACA reporting. Specifically, this notice extends the due date for furnishing to individuals the 2016 Form 1095-B, Health Coverage, and the 2016 Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, from January 31, 2017, to March 2, 2017. In addition, this notice also extends good faith transition relief. Greatland is advising employers to take note of the extensions, but to continue preparations as if the deadline had not been extended, in order to better ensure compliance and avoid penalties. Greatland was one of the first companies in the nation to become IRS-certified to process and file ACA reporting forms for its clients and is fully equipped to help navigate clients through the second year of ACA filing. The IRS has also decided to keep the good faith transition relief in place for the second year to allow filers additional leniency to file properly. The IRS has issued a 30-day extension for employers and issuers to provide individuals with forms reporting on offers of health coverage and coverage provided. The due dates for 1095-B and 1095-C deadlines are as follows: February 28, 2017 for paper 1095 forms filed to the IRS, March 2, 2017 for 1095 copies to be sent to recipients and employees and March 31, 2017 to e-file 1095 forms to the IRS.