Note: This is a guest blog post from Enroll Nebraska intern Nathan Klein.
Tax season is here and it will important to be in the know. This year it is required for employers, insurers and government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid to send consumers tax forms that report whether they offered or provided health insurance that was considered affordable and adequate under the law.
The IRS has pushed back its due date from from Jan. 31 to March 31 for employers and others that provide insurance. It is important to note that some consumers may not receive the required 1095-B or 1095-C forms until after April 15th (I.E. taxes due date). According to the IRS, “individuals should file anyway.” Despite the lack of the 1095-B or 1095-C at the time of filing.
For further tax information, we at Enroll Nebraska recommend seeking advice from tax experts like the IRS or your tax preparer. The IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offices provides free tax help for lower income people. Check there to see if you qualify for free assistance.