Effect of Sequestration on Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

Oct. 1, 2017

Pursuant to the requirements of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, refund payments issued to, as well as credit elect and refund offset transactions for certain small tax-exempt employers claiming the refundable portion of the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit under Internal Revenue Code Section 45R, are subject to sequestration.

This means that refund payments and credit elect and refund offset transactions processed on or after Oct. 1, 2017 and on or before Sept. 30, 2018 will be reduced by the fiscal year 2018 6.6 percent sequestration rate, irrespective of when the IRS received the original or amended tax return. The sequestration reduction rate will be applied unless and until a law is enacted that cancels or otherwise affects the sequester, at which time the sequestration reduction rate is subject to change.

Affected taxpayers will be notified through correspondence that a portion of their requested payment was sequestered and the amount.

Prior statement for Fiscal 2017