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Tax filing and the Affordable Care Act

Past Event

Tax filing and the Affordable Care Act

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The tax code is inextricably linked to the Affordable Care Act. Insurance subsidies are delivered through tax credits. People must report their insurance status on their 1040s and if they have no coverage, must pay penalties. Those whose subsidies turned out to be too high or too low must reconcile those payments when they file their returns. This connection makes the tax filing moment an ideal time to enroll lower-income households in Medicaid or a health insurance exchange plan, and to update income eligibility to reduce future penalties.

On February 24, the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center convened an event examining how tax filers will be affected by the ACA and discussed ways to improve the process. There were four short presentations followed by discussion among the speakers.

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Agenda

Welcome

Discussion

Len Burman

Robert C. Pozen Director - Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

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Stan Dorn

Senior Fellow - Healthy Policy Center, Urban Institute

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Tara Straw

Senior Policy Analyst - Health Policy Department, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

H&R Block's Experience in Helping Consumers Navigate the ACA

How ACA Reconciliation Will Affect Tax Filers in 2014

Len Burman

Robert C. Pozen Director - Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

Using Tax Preparation Services to Help Consumers Participate in Insurance Affordability Programs

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Stan Dorn

Senior Fellow - Healthy Policy Center, Urban Institute

Report from the Trenches: ACA and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

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Tara Straw

Senior Policy Analyst - Health Policy Department, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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