IRS ACA Error: 1094-C Part III Column (b) is Missing Values

How to address the "1094-C Part III Column (b)" error from the IRS in response to your ACA data submission. (Error Codes 1094C-045-02 or 1094C-081-01)

Form 1094-C, Part III, Column (b), "Full-Time Employee Count for ALE Member," is missing values


  • Identify the cause of the error.
    • If under Part II, line 22, box D. "98% Offer Method" is selected AND  if under Part III, Column (b) "Section 4980H Full-Time Employee County for ALE Member," the "All 12 Months" box (row 23) does not have an employee count populated, then every month (rows 24 - 35) must have an employee count populated, and vice versa.
  • Correct the error in Fuse.
    • Creating new Form(s) 1094-C for Resubmission
    • Instead of manually checking the boxes under Column (a), use the "Populate Form" button to complete the "1094 Questionnaire Confirmation" pop-up window and ensure your new form 1094-C is completed correctly.
    • If your company qualifies for the 98% Offer Method, select "Yes" in the drop-down for this option when completing the "1094 Questionnaire Confirmation" pop-up window, which will allow the system to correctly populate the boxes under Column (b).