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Affordable Care Act of 2010: News Releases, Multimedia and Legal Guidance

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News Releases

  • IR-2014-27, IRS Encourages Small Employers to Check Out Small Business Health Care Tax Credit; Helpful Resources, Tax Tips Available on IRS.gov
  • IR-2014-19, IRS Offers Health Care Tax Tips to Help Individuals Understand Tax Provisions in the Affordable Care Act
  • IR-2012-33: IRS Encourages Small Employers to Check Out Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
  • IR-2011-120, Filing Deadline Extended to March 30 for Some Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • IR-2011-92, Treasury, IRS Seek Public Input on Certain Employer Provisions of the Affordable Care Act
  • IR-2011-90, As Tax Filing Extension Deadlines Near, IRS and HHS Announce New Round of Outreach to Small Businesses and Practitioners About the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
  • IR-2011-50, Treasury, IRS Seek Public Input on Certain Employer Provisions of the Affordable Care Act
  • IR-2011-31, IRS Issues Interim Guidance on Informational Reporting of Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage; Reporting is Voluntary for All Employers for 2011 and Small Employers for 2012
  • IR-2010-128, IRS Offers New Guidance on FSA and HRA Debit Cards
  • IR-2010-117, IRS Helps Small Employers Claim New Health Care Tax Credit; Forms and Additional Guidance Now Available on Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
  • IR-2010-103, IRS Releases Draft W-2 Form for 2011; Announces Relief for Employers
  • IR-2010-100, IRS Issues Guidance on Expanded Adoption Credit Available for Tax-Year 2010
  • IR-2010-96, IRS Releases Form to Help Small Businesses Claim New Health Care Tax Credit
  • IR-2010-95, IRS Issues Guidance Explaining 2011 Changes to Flexible Spending Arrangements
  • IR-2010-79, IRS Requests Public Input on Expanded Information Reporting Requirement
  • IR-2010-76, IRS Begins Accepting Applications for Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program
  • IR-2010-74, Affordable Care Act Provides Expanded Tax Benefit to Health Professionals Working in Underserved Areas
  • IR-2010-73, IRS Issues Regulations on 10-Percent Tax on Tanning Services Effective July 1
  • IR-2010-69, Recent Legislation Offers Special Tax Incentives for Small Businesses to Provide Health Care, Hire New Workers
  • IR-2010-63, Offers Details on New Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
  • IR-2010-53, Tax-Free Employer-Provided Health Coverage Now Available for Children under Age 27
  • IR-2010-48, IRS Reaches Out to Millions of Employers on Benefits of New Health Care Tax Credit
  • IR-2010-38, New for 2010: Tax Credit Helps Small Employers Provide Health Insurance Coverage

Additional Materials

  • Publication 5172, Facts about Health Coverage Exemptions
  • Publication 5152, Report changes to the Marketplace as they happen (regarding advance payments of the Premium Tax Credit)
  • Publication 5156, Facts about the Individual Shared Responsibility Provision
  • Treasury Department, FACT SHEET: Final Regulations Implementing Information Reporting for Employers and Insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Publication 5093, Health Care Law Online Resources
  • Publication 5120; Facts about the Premium Tax Credit; Your Credit, Your Choice – Get it Now or Get it Later  English | Spanish
  • Publication 5121; Facts about the Premium Tax Credit; Need help paying for health insurance premiums?  English | Spanish
  • IRC § 7216, Disclosure or Use of Information by Tax Return Preparers, questions and answers
  • Fact Sheet 2011-11, Tax-Exempt Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program through Accountable Care Organizations
  • Treasury Department fact sheet on health insurance premium tax credit
  • Fact Sheet 2011-02, Tax Changes for Small Businesses
  • Publication 4894, Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions and the IRS
  • Flyer on the adoption tax credit
  • Flyer on changes to health care plans, including FSAs.
  • Flyer on the small business health care tax credit for small employers: English | Spanish
  • 3 Simple Steps fact sheet for small employers
  • Small business health care tax credit scenarios for small employers
  • Health care postcard notice for small employers

Tax Tips

Videos

  • Premium Tax Credit: English | ASL
  • Premium Tax Credit: Change in Circumstances: English
  • Tanning Tax Fitness Center Exception: English | ASL
  • Small Business Health Care Tax Credit: English

Podcasts

Webinars

Legal Guidance

Announcements

Notices

  • Notice 2014-47, Health Insurance Providers Fee
  • Notice 2014-42, Branded Prescription Drug Fee; Procedural and Administrative Guidance
  • Notice 2014-24, Health Insurance Providers Fee; Procedural and Administrative Guidance
  • Notice 2014-23, Eligibility for Premium Tax Credit for Victims of Domestic Abuse
  • Notice 2014-10, Section 5000A Transition Relief for Individuals with Certain Government-Sponsored Limited-Benefit Health Coverage
  • Notice 2014-2, Reliance on Proposed Regulations for Tax-exempt Hospitals
  • Notice 2014-3, Proposed Procedures for Charitable Hospitals to Correct and Disclose Failures to Meet § 501(r)
  • Notice 2014-6, Section 45R – Transition Relief with Respect to the Tax Credit for Employee Health Insurance Expenses of Certain Small Employers
  • Notice 2013-76, Health Insurance Providers Fee; Procedural and Administrative Guidance
  • Notice 2013-71, Modification of “Use-or-Lose” Rule For Health Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs) and Clarification Regarding 2013-2014 Non-Calendar Year Salary Reduction Elections Under § 125 Cafeteria Plans
  • Notice 2013-54, Application of Market Reform and other Provisions of the Affordable Care Act to HRAs, Health FSAs, and Certain other Employer Healthcare Arrangements
  • Notice 2013-57, Preventive health services required under Public Health Service Act section 2713 and preventive care for purposes of Health Savings Accounts
  • Notice 2013-51, Branded Prescription Drug Fee; Guidance for the 2014 Fee Year
  • Notice 2013-45, Transition Relief for 2014 Under §§ 6055 (§ 6055 Information Reporting), 6056 (§ 6056 Information Reporting) and 4 980H (Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions)
  • Notice 2013-42, Transition Relief for Employees and Related Individuals Eligible to Enroll in Eligible Employer-Sponsored Health Plans for Non-Calendar Plan Years that Begin in 2013 and End in 2014
  • Notice-2013-41, Eligibility for Minimum Essential Coverage for Purposes of the Premium Tax Credit
  • Notice 2012-77, Interim Guidance and Request for Comments; Medical Device Excise Tax; Manufacturers Excise Taxes; Constructive Sale Price; Deposit Penalties
  • Notice 2012-59, Guidance on 90-Day Waiting Period Limitation Under Public Health Service Act § 2708
  • Notice 2012-58, Determining Full-Time Employees for Purposes of Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage (§ 4980H)
  • Notice Requesting Information Regarding Stop Loss Insurance
  • Notice 2012-40, Health flexible spending arrangements not subject to $2,500 limit on salary reduction contributions for plan years beginning before 2013 and comments requested on potential modification of use-or-lose rule.
  • Notice 2012-37, Extension of Interim Guidance on Modification of Section 833 Treatment of Certain Health Organizations
  • Notice 2012-33, Request for Comments on Reporting by Applicable Large Employers on Health Insurance Coverage Under Employer-Sponsored Plans
  • Notice 2012-32, Request for Comments on Reporting of Health Insurance Coverage
  • Notice 2012-31, Minimum Value of an Employer-Sponsored Health Plan
  • Notice 2012-17, Frequently Asked Questions from Employers Regarding Automatic Enrollment, Employer Shared responsibility, and Waiting Periods
  • Notice 2012-9, Interim Guidance on Informational Reporting to Employees of the Cost of Their Group Health Insurance Coverage
  • Notice 2012-4, Certain Filing Changes for Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Notice 2011-92, Branded Prescription Drug Fee; Guidance for the 2012 Fee Year
  • Notice 2011-73, Request for Comments on Health Coverage Affordability Safe Harbor for Employers (Section 4980H)
  • Notice Soliciting Comments on Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary — Templates, Instructions, and Related Materials Under the Public Health Service Act
  • Notice 2011-52, Notice and Request for Comments Regarding the Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements for Tax-exempt Hospitals
  • Notice 2011-51, Extension of Interim Guidance on Modification of Section 833 Treatment of Certain Health Organizations
  • Notice 2011-46, Deferral of Dates Related to the 2011 Branded Prescription Drug Fee
  • Notice 2011-36, Request for Comments on Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage (Section 4980H)
  • Notice 2011-35, Request for Comments on Funding of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Through Fees Payable by Issuers of Health Insurance Policies and Self-Insured Health Plan Sponsors
  • Notice 2011-28, Interim Guidance on Informational Reporting to Employees of the Cost of Their Group Health Insurance Coverage
  • Notice 2011-23, Request for Comments Regarding Application of § 501(c)(29) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Notice 2011-20, which solicits written comments regarding what additional guidance, if any, is needed for tax-exempt organizations participating in the Medicare shared savings program (MSSP) through an accountable care organization (ACO).
  • Notice 2011-5, Section 105: Amounts Received under Accident and Health Plans; Section 106: Contributions by Employers to Accident and Health Plans; Section 125: Cafeteria Plans
  • Notice 2011-4, Certain Changes in Method of Accounting for Organizations to which Section 833 Applies
  • Notice 2011-2, Guidance on the Application of Section 162(m)(6)
  • Notice 2011-1, Affordable Care Act Nondiscrimination Provisions Applicable to Insured Group Health Plans
  • Notice 2010-89, Request for Comments Regarding the Excise Tax on Medical Devices
  • Notice 2010-82, Tax Credit for Employee Health Insurance Expenses of Small Employers
  • Notice 2010-79, Modification of Section 833 Treatment of Certain Health Organizations
  • Notice 2010-71, Branded Prescription Drug Sales
  • Notice 2010-69, Interim Relief with Respect to Form W-2 Reporting of the Cost of Coverage of Group Health Insurance Under § 6051(a)(14)
  • Notice 2010-66, Interim Guidance on the Adoption Credit.
  • Notice 2010-63, Request for Comments on Requirements Prohibiting Discrimination in Favor of Highly Compensated Individuals in Insured Group Health Plans
  • Notice 2010-59, IRS Issues Guidance Explaining 2011 Changes to Flexible Spending Arrangements
  • Notice 2010-51, Information Reporting Under the Amendments to Section 6041 for Payments to Corporations and Payments of Gross Proceeds and With Respect to Property (Note: The amendments referenced in this notice were repealed in April 2011.)
  • Notice 2010-45, Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Credit
  • Notice 2010-44, Tax Credit for Employee Health Insurance Expenses of Small Employers
  • Notice 2010-39, Request for Comments Regarding Additional Requirements for Tax-Exempt Hospitals
  • Notice 2010-38, Tax Treatment of Health Care Benefits Provided With Respect to Children Under Age 27
  • Notice Requesting Information Regarding Value-Based Insurance Design in Connection With Preventive Care Benefits
  • Notice of Availability of Interim Procedures for Federal External Review and Model Notices Relating to Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Notice on Medical Loss Ratios Requesting Comments Regarding Section 2718 of the Public Health Service Act Regulations

Regulations

  • REG-129786-14, Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act
  • REG-129507-14, Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act
  • REG-123286-14, Branded Prescription Drug Fee
  • REG-104579-13, Rules Regarding the Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit
  • REG-122706-12, Ninety-Day Waiting Period Limitation
  • REG-141036–13 -- Corrections
  • REG-141036–13, Minimum Essential Coverage and Other Rules Regarding the Shared Responsibility Payment for Individuals
  • REG-143172-13, Amendments to Excepted Benefits
  • REG-130843-13, Net Investment Income Tax
  • REG-136630-12, Information Reporting by Applicable Large Employers on Health Insurance Coverage Offered Under Employer-Sponsored Plans
  • REG-132455-11, Information Reporting of Minimum Essential Coverage
  • REG-113792-13, Tax Credit for Employee Health Insurance Expenses of Small Employers
  • REG-115300-13, Requirement of a Section 4959 Excise Tax Return and Time for Filing the Return.
  • REG-120391-10 (TD 9624), NPRM on Coverage of Certain Preventive Services under the ACA
  • REG-140789-12, Information Reporting for Affordable Insurance Exchanges
  • REG-126633-12, Computation of, and Rules Relating to, Medical Loss Ratio
  • REG-125398-12, Minimum Value of Eligible Employer-Sponsored Plans and Other Rules Regarding the Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit
  • REG-106499-12, Community Health Needs Assessments for Charitable Hospitals
  • REG-106796-12, The $500,000 Deduction Limitation for Remuneration Provided by Certain Health Insurance Providers
  • REG-122706-12, Ninety-Day Waiting Period Limitation and Technical Amendments to Certain Health Coverage Requirements Under the Affordable Care Act
  • REG-118315-12, Health Insurance Providers Fee; Notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of public hearing
  • REG-148500-12, Shared Responsibility Payment for Not Maintaining Minimum Essential Coverage
  • REG-138006-12, Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage
  • REG-130507-11, Net Investment Income
  • REG-130074-11, Rules Relating to Additional Medicare Tax
  • REG-122707-12, Incentives for Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs in Group Health Plans
  • REG-130266-11, Additional Requirements for Charitable Hospitals
  • REG-119632-11, Regulations Pertaining to the Disclosure of Return Information to Carry Out Eligibility Requirements for Health Insurance Affordability Programs
  • REG-136008-11, Fees on Health Insurance Policies and Self-Insured Plans for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund
  • REG-120391-10, ANPRM requesting comments on alternative ways to meet preventive services requirements by religious organization that objects to the coverage of contraceptive services for religious reasons.
  • REG-125592-10 (TD 9532), Requirements for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Relating to Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Processes Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — NPRM for Amendment
  • REG-135071-11, Application for Recognition as a 501(c)(29) Organization
  • REG-113770-10, Taxable Medical Devices
  • REG-140038-10, Disclosures of the Summary of Benefits and Coverage and the Uniform Glossary for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage in the Group and Individual Markets under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • REG-131491-10, Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit
  • REG-112805-10 (TD 9544), Branded Prescriptions Drug Fee
  • REG-120391-10 (TD 9541), Requirement for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers to Provide Coverage of Preventive Services under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - NPRM for Amendment
  • REG-118412-10 (TD 9506), Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage Rules Relating to Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - NPRM for Amendment
  • REG-125592-10 (TD 9494), Appeals Regulations under the Public Health Services Act section 2719
  • REG-120391-10 (TD 9493), Requirement for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers to Provide Coverage of Preventive Services under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • REG-120399-10 (TD 9491), Preexisting Condition Exclusions, Lifetime and Annual Limits, Rescissions, and Patient Protections
  • REG-118412-10 (TD 9489), Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage Rules Relating to Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • REG-112841-10 (TD 9486), Indoor Tanning Services, Cosmetic Services; Excise Taxes
  • REG-114494-10 (TD 9482), Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Providing Dependent Coverage of Children to Age 26

Revenue Procedures

  • Revenue Procedure 2014-46 provides the 2014 monthly national average premium for qualified health plans that have a bronze level of coverage for taxpayers to use in determining their maximum individual shared responsibility payment under § 5000A(c)(1)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code and § 1.5000A-4 of the Income Tax Regulations.
  • Revenue Procedure 2014-41 provides guidance that a taxpayer may use to compute the deduction under § 162 of the Internal Revenue Code for health insurance costs for self-employed individuals and the premium tax credit allowed under § 36B. 
  • Revenue Procedure 2014-37 provides indexing adjustments for certain provisions under sections 36B and 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Revenue Procedure 2012-11 sets forth procedures for issuing determination letters and rulings on the exempt status of qualified nonprofit health insurance issuers (QNHIIs) described in § 501(c)(29) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code).
  • Revenue Procedure 2011-52, Administrative, Procedural, and Miscellaneous. Section 3, Adoption credit
  • Revenue Procedure 2011-24 establishes a dispute resolution process for the preliminary fee calculation for the 2011 annual fee imposed on covered entities engaged in the business of manufacturing or importing branded prescription drugs.
  • Revenue Procedure 2010-35 modifies and supersedes sections 3.03 and 3.14 of Rev. Proc. 2009-50, 2009-45 I.R.B. 617, to reflect the statutory amendments to the adoption credit under § 36C (formerly § 23) and the exclusion for adoption assistance programs under § 137.
  • Revenue Procedure 2010-31 provides guidance on safe harbors for determining the finality of foreign adoptions for purposes of the adoption credit.

Revenue Rulings

Treasury Decisions (TD)

  • TD 9690, Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act
  • TD 9684, Branded Prescription Drug Fee
  • TD 9683, Rules Regarding the Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit
  • TD 9672, Tax Credit for Employee Health Insurance Expenses of Small Employers
  • TD 9670, Disregarded Entities; Religious and Family Member FICA and FUTA Exceptions; Indoor Tanning Services Excise Tax
  • TD 9663, Information Reporting for Affordable Insurance Exchanges
  • TD 9661, Information Reporting by Applicable Large Employers on Health Insurance Coverage Offered Under Employer-Sponsored Plans
  • TD 9660 – Correction 2
  • TD 9660 – Correction 1
  • TD 9660, Information Reporting of Minimum Essential Coverage
  • TD 9656, Ninety-Day Waiting Period Limitation and Technical Amendments to Certain Health Coverage Requirements Under the Affordable Care Act
  • TD 9655, Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage
  • TD 9651, Computation of, and Rules Relating to, Medical Loss Ratio
  • TD 9645, Rules Relating to Additional Medicare Tax
  • TD 9644, Net Investment Income Tax
  • TD 9643, Health Insurance Providers Fee
  • TD 9632, Shared Responsibility Payment for Not Maintaining Minimum Essential Coverage
  • TD 9629, Requirement of a Section 4959 Excise Tax Return and Time for Filing the Return
  • TD 9628, Regulations Pertaining to the Disclosure of Return Information to Carry Out Eligibility Requirements for Health Insurance Affordability Programs
  • TD 9624, Final Regulations on Coverage of Certain Preventive Services under the ACA
  • TD 9621, Final Regulations on Indoor Tanning Services; Excise Taxes
  • TD 9620, Incentives for Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs in Group Health Plans
  • TD 9611, Final regulations providing guidance to individuals related to employees who may enroll in eligible employer-sponsored coverage and who wish to enroll in qualified health plans through Affordable Insurance Exchanges and claim the premium tax credit.
  • TD 9604, Taxable Medical Devices
  • TD 9602, Fees on Health Insurance Policies and Self-Insured Plans for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund
  • TD 9590, Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit
  • TD 9578, Final Regulations Authorizing the Exemption of Group Health Plans and Group Health Insurance Coverage Sponsored by Certain Religious Employers from Having to Cover Certain Preventive Health Services under Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • TD 9574, Application for Recognition as a 501(c)(29) Organization
  • TD 9575, Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage in the Group and Individual Markets under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • TD 9544, Branded Prescription Drug Fee
  • TD 9541, Amendment to Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Relating to Coverage of Preventive Services under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • TD 9532, Amendment to Interim Final Regulations Implementing the Requirements Regarding Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Processes for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage in the Group and Individual Markets
  • TD 9506, Amendment to the Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage Relating to Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • TD 9494, Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Relating to Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Processes Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • TD 9493, Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Relating to Coverage of Preventive Services Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • TD 9491, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Preexisting Condition Exclusions, Lifetime and Annual Limits, Rescissions, and Patient Protections
  • TD 9489, Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage Relating to Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • TD 9486, Final and Temporary Regulations for Indoor Tanning Services; Cosmetic Services; Excise Taxes
  • TD 9482, Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Relating to Dependent Coverage of Children to Age 26 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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