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IRS’ Processes Inadequate for Notifying Individuals Without Health Insurance

The IRS did not issue the required notification letters by June 30, 2015, to taxpayers without Minimum Essential Coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) for tax year 2014, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) reported. In March 2016, the IRS’s ACA…

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Issuers May Voluntarily Report Catastrophic Exchange Coverage in 2017

All persons providing minimum essential coverage (such as issuers) are required to file annual information returns with the IRS reporting certain information, including information that identifies each covered individual and the months of coverage. Under current law, health insurance issuers are not required to report coverage for…

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IRS Updates FAQs On Passport Certification

The IRS has updated its online frequently asked questions (FAQs) about passport certification. Code Sec. 7345 authorizes the IRS to certify that a taxpayer has seriously delinquent tax debt to the U.S. State Department. The IRS website reports that passport certifications will begin in early 2017. Speaking…

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House Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Dependent Care Tax Relief Bill

Taxwriters on the House Ways and Means Committee have introduced a bipartisan bill that would increase the maximum amount of pre-tax dollars employees can set aside for dependent care. The Working Families Relief Bill (HR 2618) was introduced by Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., and House Democratic Caucus…

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IRS Highlights Form 1042-S Filing, Common Errors, Amended Forms and Extensions

The IRS has reminded withholding agents of their responsibilities, some reporting changes and some common errors. The IRS also described filing requirements for non-U.S. citizens in certain circumstances. The due date for Form 1042-S, Foreign Person’s U.S. Source Income Subject to Withholding, is March 15. To request…

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Taxpayer Advocate Releases 2016 Report to Congress

National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Nina E. Olson on January 10 released the NTA 2016 Annual Report to Congress. In the report, Olson recommended that the IRS revamp its “Future State” plan in order to adopt a taxpayer-centric focus and urged Congress to emphasize simplification when it considers…

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Extended Due Date to Furnish Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to Individuals

The IRS has issued Notice 2016-70 extending the due date for furnishing to individuals the 2016 Form 1095-B, Health Coverage, and the 2016 Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, from January 31, 2017, to March 2, 2017. Health insurers and applicable large employers are required,…

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New Law Sets Jan. 31 W-2 Filing Deadline

Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. Enacted last December, the new law means employers need to file their copies of Forms W-2  by Jan. 31. These forms also go to the Social Security Administration. The new deadline also applies to certain Forms 1099. Those reporting nonemployee…

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Ways and Means GOP Cautions Treasury Against Finalizing Proposed Debt-Equity Regulations

House Ways and Means Committee Republicans sent a letter dated October 5 to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew again voicing concerns about the Obama administration’s proposed Code Sec. 385 regulations. The letter comes on the heels of the Treasury delivering final regulations under Code Sec. 385 to the…

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