The IRS announced on February 15, 2017 that they will immediately begin accepting returns that do not include health insurance information. This action resulted from a recent executive order aimed at reducing the burden on taxpayers.
This IRS action covers both e-filed and paper (mailed) returns.
Keep in mind, this executive order to repeal the Affordable Care Act does not change the current ACA rules that are in place, and taxpayers are still required to follow current ACA law.
- You may receive follow-up questions and correspondence from the IRS if you file a return that doesn’t indicate your health coverage status.
What this Means for TurboTax Users
Starting March 2, you can e-file or paper file your return without indicating if you had healthcare coverage last year. We just need a short time to add this feature to TurboTax.
This applies whether you are using TurboTax Online (or the Mobile App) or TurboTax CD/Download software.
- We will ask about your health insurance information, but you will have the option to bypass those questions.