On August 12, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released proposed regulations regarding the health insurance premium tax credit available to certain individuals who enroll in insurance plans through the state-based Affordable Insurance Exchanges (“Exchanges”). The tax credit is designed to make health insurance purchased through the Exchanges more affordable. The proposed regulations outline eligibility for and calculation of the tax credit, providing several examples for explanation and clarification. The proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register on August 17, 2011. Comments are due October 31, 2011, and a public hearing is scheduled for November 17, 2011.
To read the text of the Proposed Rule, please go to http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-17/pdf/2011-20728.pdf.