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IRS Softens ACA Enforcement for Individuals

Without notice or fanfare, the IRS recently modified its website to report a softening of Affordable Care Act (ACA) enforcement for those filing individual 2016 tax returns. The IRS indicated that because of President Donald Trump's executive order directing agencies to minimize ACA impact, the IRS will not reject an individual tax return (single or joint) that is missing health coverage information (e.g., on line 61 of the Form 1040, line 11 of Form 1040EZ) designed to demonstrate compliance with the ACA's individual mandate.

Learn more in a Health Reform Advisory Practice Alert by Lockton Benefit Group’s Lisa Carlson, Senior ERISA Attorney.

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