IRS Reminds Filers to Indicate Health Coverage

The IRS has published a notice reminding filers that, despite the repeal of the individual mandate in last year’s tax reform bill, individuals must still indicate on their return whether they had health coverage. ACA remains the law of the land for Tax Year 2018 – individuals were required to maintain and report coverage. The IRS will not consider a return complete and accurate if individuals do not report the relevant health insurance coverage information on their returns and may be subject to both reporting and mandate penalties.