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ACA Foreign Employer Addresses

The 1095 software can handle foreign recipient or employee addresses easily.  This article discusses foreign employee addresses.

The 1095 software is not setup to handle foreign employer address.  To do this, you have to adjust the data and manifest file manually.  Here are the changes you need to make:

1. Use <ForeignMailingAddress>.

The data file has the 1094-C at the top and is followed by the 1095-C records.  The employer address on the 1094-C is listed 5-6 lines down from the top.  The employer address looks like

<MailingAddressGrp>
<USAddressGrp>
<AddressLine1Txt></AddressLine1Txt>
<irs:CityNm></irs:CityNm>
<USStateCd></USStateCd>
<irs:USZIPCd></irs:USZIPCd>
</USAddressGrp>
</MailingAddressGrp>

and you want to change this to

<MailingAddressGrp>
<ForeignAddressGrp>
<AddressLine1Txt></AddressLine1Txt>
<AddressLine2Txt><AddressLine2Txt>
<irs:CityNm></irs:CityNm>
<CountryCd></CountryCd>
<irs:ForeignProvinceNm></irs:ForeignProvinceNm>
<irs:ForeignPostalCd></irs:ForeignPostalCd>
</ForeignAddressGrp>
</MailingAddressGrp>

You dont have to use AddressLine2Txt or ForeignProvinceNm; both are optional.  But you do need everything else.

2. Adjust the manifest file.

The manifest file describes and defines the data file that is about to be sent.  Adjust the data file and go to File/Save.  Then right click on the data file and go to Properties and you see this

file size

Write down the file size which in this case is 462974 (its not the size on disk but the file size).  Write that number down.  Open the manifest file and toward the bottom you see this:

byte size num

AttachmentByteSizeNum has to equal the file size of the data file.  Adjust AttachmentByteSizeNum to match the new file size and dont use commas (just digits).  Go to File/Save to save.

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Erich J. Ruth

Erich J. Ruth provides technical support for National Software which is the parent company for 1099FIRE. 1099FIRE develops and markets a comprehensive range of products that enables any size of business or institution to effectively manage and comply with year-end filing requirements. 1099FIRE is an employee-owned company located in Phoenix, Arizona.

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  1. Amanda Brock
    August 16th, 2016 at 11:43 | #1

    We are filing a file for a foreign company. We have replaced all the information mentioned in this blog and the AIR system is still not accepting the file. We are getting an error code of 6054.

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  2. August 16th, 2016 at 11:57 | #2

    Are you trying to efile for foreign recipients or a foreign employer? Please let me know.

    The software can handle foreign recipients. Its not setup to handle a foreign employer. We
    have had no requests for that and didnt add it. If you need to efile for a foreign employer,
    you just need to manually edit the XML files the software created.

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  3. Amanda Brock
    August 16th, 2016 at 13:08 | #3

    We have manually edited the XML and modified the Manifest for the foreign employer and are getting the 6054 error.

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  4. Amanda Brock
    August 16th, 2016 at 13:30 | #4

    The Error Erich is Error 6064.

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  5. August 16th, 2016 at 13:33 | #5

    What is the full error that you receive?

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  6. Amanda Brock
    August 16th, 2016 at 13:48 | #6

    “We are experiencing a technical issue with the receipt [Error Code 6064]. Please try your request again later. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

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  7. August 16th, 2016 at 13:51 | #7

    It sounds like the IRS site is down. Did you just trying uploading those files today or over many days?

    Try giving me a call. My direct line is 608-444-6575. The IRS site goes down often. If there is an error, its typically something like AIRNB and then a code and I can look that up.

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