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Form 1095-C – Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage

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Under the Affordable Care Act, the IRS will be implementing a number of new forms. One such form is the 1095-C form, which will be completed by employers, and which will become mandatory for tax year 2015.

Employers with 50 or more full-time employees are required to file Form 1095-C, both with the employee and with the IRS.

This form includes information about whether the employer offered qualifying health coverage to the employee, spouse and dependents, for some or all months during the year.

Form 1095-C provides the following information:

Part I
• Employee’s name, SSN, address. Read more

Are You Eligible For The Premium Tax Credit?

TaxConnections Member Milton Boothe

The Premium Tax Credit, under the Affordable Care Act, is a refundable tax credit that helps eligible people with moderate incomes afford health insurance purchased through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

If you are eligible for the credit, you can choose to:

• Get it now: Have some or all of the estimated credit paid in advance on your behalf directly to your insurance company, to lower what you pay out-of-pocket for your monthly premiums during 2015. These payments are called advance payments of the premium tax credit.

OR

• Get it later: Wait to get the credit when you file your 2015 tax return in 2016. This means, then, that no Read more

How To Qualify For IRS Uncollectible (Hardship) Status, If You Are Unable To Pay Your Tax Bill

TaxConnections Member Milton Boothe

If you owe the IRS, and are unable to settle your tax bill because you do not have the resources to do so; don’t panic, there might be a way out – the IRS could declare you “Uncollectible.”

In order to be declared uncollectible by the IRS you will have to prove to them that if they were to collect the tax owed to them it would create unfair economic hardship for you. The IRS doesn’t necessarily have a set formula for declaring individuals uncollectible, and will consider each person on a case by case basis; so there is no guarantee, but it’s worth a try.

The IRS will evaluate individuals to see if further collection of taxes from them would create economic hardship, and will probably look at a specific factor or a number of factors combined to determine if you indeed qualify for this Read more

Qualify For Affordable Care Act Exemptions – 2015 Tax Year

TaxConnections Member Milton Boothe

Under the Affordable Care Act, the law requires you and each member of your family to have qualifying health insurance, called minimum essential coverage, otherwise you will be subject to a penalty when you file your federal income tax return.

It is important to note that you may be exempt from the requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage, if certain conditions are met, and thus will NOT have to make a shared responsibility payment (penalty) when you file your federal income tax return.

You can obtain some exemptions only from the marketplace, others only from the IRS, and yet others from either the Marketplace or the IRS.

You can obtain Affordable Care Act exemptions under the ACA if any of the following apply to you for 2015 tax year: Read more

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