IRS Releases New Publication Explaining Obamacare
 

IRS Releases New Publication Explaining Obamacare

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a new publication to help taxpayers better understand how the Affordable Care Act affects their taxes.

IRS Publication 5187, Health Care Law: What’s New for Individuals and Families is now available on IRS.gov/aca. While the health care law has several parts, the publication breaks down what’s new for the 2014 federal tax return you will be filing in 2015.

The publication provides important information for taxpayers who either had health insurance coverage for the entire year, did not have health coverage for every month of the year, purchased health insurance from the Marketplace, might be eligible for an exemption from  the coverage requirement, had advance payments of the premium tax credit sent to their insurance provider, and are claiming the premium tax credit on their tax returns. Read more on Accounting Today.