With “repeal and replace” of the ACA unsuccessful to date, the IRS has announced that the agency will reject 2017 income tax returns that do not address the ACA health care requirements (The Affordable Care Act: What’s Trending, IRS Website).
The IRS had originally planned to reject 2016 returns that did not provide this information. However, early in 2017 when it appeared that “repeal and replace” was imminent and that the individual shared responsibility payment would be retroactively repealed the IRS decided not to begin requiring that information before processing a return. The IRS had not required that information in prior years, but the agency had gotten the systems ready to deal with this issue for 2016 returns.
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