The IRS has informed taxpayers and practitioners that it will not accept e-filed returns where where the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health coverage requirements are not addressed. In addition, paper filed returns that do not indicate health coverage may be suspended until receipt of the additional information, and any refunds could be delayed. To make sure that your return will be accepted by the IRS, taxpayers must indicate whether they and everyone on their return had minimum essential coverage, qualified for an exemption, or are making an individual shared responsibility payment for 2017.

This is the first tax season that tax returns will be rejected if they do not include the health coverage reporting information. If you have any questions related to health coverage reporting, please contact us.