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ACA Basics Effect of Sequestration on Small Business

Effect of Sequestration on Small Business Health Care Tax Credit - Tax-Exempt Employers Only

Due to sequestration, refund payments issued to 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 processed on or after Oct. 1, 2014, and on or before Sept. 30, 2015, issued to a tax-exempt taxpayer claiming the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit under section 45R will be reduced by the fiscal year 2015 sequestration rate of 7.3 percent (regardless of when the original or amended tax return was received by the IRS).

 

The sequestration reduction rate will be applied unless and until a law is enacted that cancels or otherwise impacts the sequester, at which time the sequestration reduction rate is subject to change.  Sequestration only affects the refundable portion of the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit filed by tax-exempt employers.  Sequestration does not impact Small Business Health Care Tax Credit claims by non-tax-exempt employers, as the credit is not a refundable credit for non-tax-exempt employers.

 

Affected taxpayers will be notified through correspondence that a portion of their requested payment was subject to the sequester reduction and the amount.

 

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Source: IRS at http://www.irs.gov/uac/Affordable-Care-Act-Tax-Provisions

 

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