Subject: Affordable Care Act Assurance Testing System (AATS) Information Returns Tax Year 2016/Processing Year 2017
Tax Year 2016 ACA AATS will open for testing on November 7, 2016 for Information Returns that will be processed in 2017. Special instructions about the functionality of AATS will be included on the AIR Program page.
A2A Channel users: As a reminder, you will need new WSDLs for Tax Year 2016. If you have not received the WSDLs for Tax Year 2016, the Responsible Official, or an official identified as a Contact on the AIR TCC Application, must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “WSDLs for Tax Year 2016” in the subject line. The email request must include your company name and AIR TCC. The WSDLs will be forwarded upon confirmation of the TCC application and contact information. You will also need new WSDLs for AIR production when it reopens for Processing Year 2017.
UI Channel users: UI Channel users are required to log in to the IRS Registered User Portal (RUP) and invoke the appropriate link for AIR. WSDLs are not required for UI Channel user