Alicia J. Haff, JD, partner in the Law Office of Haff & Raggio, PLLC, has practiced law in Texas since 1997, having obtained her Bachelor of Arts in History from Trinity University in 1992 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin in 1996. After litigating on behalf of employers on various issues for over a decade, Alicia’s primary focus today is in defending employers in Governmental audits including Wage & Hour, I-9s and Health & Welfare matters, including ACA compliance. To that end, she obtained her Texas General Lines License in 2007 and is certified as a Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Professional. As part of her practice, Alicia is retained on a regular basis by clients to defend IRS 226J penalty assessments as well as respond to IRS Letters 5699/5005-A relating to late filings of 1095-C Forms. Alicia was instrumental in creating an ACA tool that allows the law firm a unique advantage in time reduction when responding to the IRS inquiries. Her extensive knowledge of ACA regulations and the related 1094/1095 codes to be used is key to successful outcomes for clients faced with these ACA penalty assessments.