IRS Releases O-Care Employer Mandate Guidance After Long Wait

The Obama administration released guidance for businesses that must comply with the employer mandate Thursday after a long wait that raised questions about a possible third delay in the policy.

The Internal Revenue Service posted draft instructions on its website related to the mandate’s reporting requirements, a final step before businesses can construct the databases they need in order to comply.

The materials had been expected prior to July 4, and frustration rose among businesses when the IRS released several outstanding forms last month without the necessary technical guidance made available on Thursday.