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What Is Form 8885: Health Coverage Tax Credit
The health coverage tax credit is a program in place for tax years from 2002 to 2013 and was later extended through 2019 to help eligible individuals and families by paying a portion of premiums for qualified health insurance programs. Read more…

What Is the Individual Shared Responsibility Provision?
The individual shared responsibility provision lies at the heart of the Affordable Care Act—the 2010 health care law sometimes referred to as Obamacare. This is the provision that requires Americans to have health insurance coverage and that imposes a tax penalty on those who choose to go uninsured. Read more…

What is Code Section 6056 for Health Care Reform?
Section 6056 was added to the IRS tax code with the passing of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) and explains what businesses need to do to notify their employees and the IRS about the health care coverage they offer. Read more…

What are ABLE Accounts? Tax Benefits Explained
Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts allow the families of disabled young people to set aside money for their care in a way that earns special tax benefits. ABLE accounts work much like the so-called 529 accounts that families can use to save money for education; in fact, an ABLE account is really a special kind of 529. Read more…

What is Form 8853: Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts
An Archer medical savings account allows tax-sheltered investment growth within a savings account as long as funds are used to cover medical expenses. Form 8853 reports contributions and payments from Archer MSAs and payments from long-term care insurance contracts. Read more…


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