If you have gotten, or may receive a non-compliance pay or play letter from the IRS, this important article can help you through the process.

Published in Employee Benefit Adviser on July 6, click here for full article.

These letters can range from the employer paying the penalty outright, paying a portion of the penalties, none of the penalties, attend an IRS hearing disputing the penalties or pursue further legal action in federal court.  To give the accused a chance to plead their case, Letter 226-J gives employers the opportunity to refute the assessed penalty amount by filing Form 14764. Depending on the applicable large employer’s response the IRS has begun to issue one of five versions of IRS Letter 227 as a response to the action the employer chooses to take on Letter 226-J.