Submitting ACA (Affordable Care Act) to IRS
Once you have done all your Infor work to create your files for submitting to IRS, the steps below will help you get your file submitted successfully. The final files are generated when you run the BN299.
Download the schema package from the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/for-Tax-Pros/Software-Developers/Affordable-Care-Act-Information-Returns-Schemas
Follow instructions on validating the files generated from Infor. (See attached KB from Infor)
Example of file names:
An XML Reader Application is needed to validate the files. Altova XMLSpy 2016 application is a good program to use for this. Follow the steps in the above KB article to validate the files.
Once you make the changes that are noted in the XML Validator you will need to update the Checksum value in the Manifest.xml
Checksum verifies the integrity of the file. Download the utility FCIV. FCIV (File ChecksumIntegrity Verifier) is utility from Microsoft that computes (MD5 and SHA1) and verify Integrity of the File.
From the command prompt:
- Browse to the location where your files and fciv.exe is located
- Type program name + file name (ex. fciv.exe 1094C_Request_BB9LL_20160629T100009000Z.xml)
- Press enter
- The unique value should be placed in the ChecksumAugmentationNum tag in the Manifest.xml
You also will need to make sure the AttachmentByteSizeNum is correct. This can change when you make changes to the file.
See attached KB from Infor for details.
- Locate the Forms XML File.
- Right click on the file, select Properties
- Locate the Manifest XML File.
- Right click and open using Wordpad
- Find <p4:AttachmentByteSizeNum> entry
- Replace the existing byte size entry with the byte size found in the Forms XML File properties.
- In this example: Change Manifest Size: 4522 to match Forms XML File size: 4598