The IRS has released a revised Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return, the proper method to file and report PCORI fees.

If you owe a PCORI fee, it must be paid using IRS Form 720 by July 31, following the last day of the policy year or plan year. Form 720 and the fee must be submitted on the same date. If your business does not owe a PCORI fee, IRS Form 720 does not need to be completed.

Issuers and plan sponsors will only be required to file Form 720 once a year. Per the IRS, “Issuers and plan sponsors who are required to pay the PCORI fee as well as other liabilities on a Form 720 will use their Form 720 for the second quarter to report and pay the PCORI fee that is due July 31. Only one Form 720 should be filed for each quarter.” For a short-term year, the PCORI fee is due on July 31 of the following year.

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Form 720 (Revised June 2023)

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