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IRS provides Spanish versions of tax info

The Camp Verde Journal of Camp Verde, Arizona

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The Internal Revenue Service has announced several options for Spanish speakers to get information about the tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Two recently issued YouTube videos feature IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on the topics of Disposici6n de La Responsabilidad Compartida [Individual Shared Responsibility Provision] and Crgdito Tributario de Prima — Cambios en las Circunstancias [Premium Tax Credit — Changes in Circumstances]. has information about the Affordable Care Act tax provisions in both English and Spanish to inform and educate the public on how the health care law may affect them. The main Spanish pages include:

Individuals and Families

— Including the premium tax credit and the individual shared responsibility provision and exemptions from that provision.

Employers — The health care law contains many tax and other provisions for large and small employers.

Health Care Tax Tips

— Timely, easy-to-read tips covering 21 different topics related to the health care law.

These pages provide information about tax provisions that are now in effect and those that will go into effect in 2015 and beyond. The IRS has also developed a number of publications in Spanish currently available online.

By making its products available in Spanish, the IRS is providing relevant information about the law and its provisions, legal guidance, the latest news,-frequently asked questions and links to additional resources to a significant portion of taxpayers with limited English proficiency. As many as one in four uninsured individuals who are eligible for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace nationwide are Hispanic.

In addition to the commissioner's messages, the agency has several other videos and audio files in Spanish on the health care law and a variety of other relevant and useful tax topics.

Taxpayers can also subscribe to receive brief tips in Spanish on a variety of tax issues by email or visit the IRS Spanish Newsroom for the most up-to-date information from the agency.

Information in Spanish about the health care provisions of the Affordable Care Act is available at the CuidadoDeSalud website. A variety of IRS resources in Spanish about the Affordable Care Act and more is offered on the website.

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2014

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