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Forms 1095-B and 1095-C Not Required to File Tax Returns

With the IRS’ recent extension of some ACA reporting requirements, including the deadline by which health coverage providers and employers must furnish employees with Forms 1095-B and 1095-C, many are left wondering if they must wait to receive these forms before filing their taxes.

According to the IRS, individuals do not have to have Forms 1095-B/C in order to file their returns, nor do they need to provide the IRS with these forms.

As stated on the IRS’ website, “Similar to last year, meeting the tax obligation of the Affordable Care Act for the vast majority of taxpayers will simply mean checking a box to verify everyone on their return has health coverage.”

Individuals are encouraged to begin filing their taxes as they normally would. For questions or concerns regarding tax returns, please visit IRS.gov/aca, which features useful information, tips and interactive online tools to help taxpayers with the premium tax credit, the individual shared responsibility requirement, and other tax features of the ACA.

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