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What is the Premium Tax Credit (PTC) and What is Tax Form 8962?
The premium tax credit took effect beginning in the 2014 tax year, and provides tax savings to offset the cost of health insurance, for those who qualify. 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…

The Most Important Tax Forms for ALEs (Applicable Large Employers)
The Employer Shared Responsibility provisions affect companies with 50 or more full-time employees or an equivalent of part-time or seasonal workers. These companies are called Applicable Large Employers, or ALEs. 2015 was considered a transition year as everyone got used to the new normal for workplace health plans. Read more…

How to Determine if You Have Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC)
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare or ACA, requires most Americans to have health insurance that meets a government standard known as "minimum essential coverage," or MEC. Whether your insurance qualifies as MEC depends not on the plan itself, but on how you obtained your coverage. Read more…

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Survival Guide For ALEs
A key feature of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) is the way in which responsibility for affordable health care coverage is shared between stakeholders. Companies that employ 50 or more people may be considered "applicable large employers" or ALEs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read more…

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