IRS extends deadline to file health insurance forms

The IRS has extended until March 2 the deadline for employers and insurers to provide 2017 health insurance information forms to employees.

The forms, which have the numbers 1095-B and 1095-C, detail the coverage provided to each employee during the year. The forms were originally due to be in employees' hands by Jan. 31.

Individual taxpayers can use the information on the forms to determine whether they qualify for tax credits under the Affordable Care Act.

While employers and insurers have more time to send the forms to employees, the due dates for getting the forms to the IRS have not changed. If the forms are being sent on paper, they are due Feb. 28, and if they're being filed electronically, the due date is April 2.

You can find more information on the IRS website,

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