IRS Reverses Policy on Certifying Individual Mandate Compliance
On Oct. 13, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reversed a recent policy change in how it monitors compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate. For the upcoming 2018 filing season (filing 2017 tax returns):
- The IRS will not accept electronically filed tax returns where the taxpayer does not certify whether the individual had health insurance for the year; and
- Paper returns that do not certify compliance with the individual mandate may be suspended pending receipt of additional information, and any refunds due may be delayed.