The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most Americans to have some form of health insurance by 2014 or face a tax penalty. It also may provide you and your family with a generous subsidy to purchase health insurance.
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The IRS has reopened after 16 days of closure due to the lapse in appropriations that began Oct. 1. The public may experience longer wait times or limited service as we take steps to bring employees back to work and resume all operations. High telephone demand is expected and many IRS walk-in offices around the country may open at staggered times on Oct. 17 and 18.
The IRS encourages taxpayers to wait to call or visit if their issue is not urgent, and to continue to use automated applications on the IRS website, www.IRS.gov, whenever possible.
During the shutdown the IRS continued as many automated processes as possible including accepting returns and processing payments. However, refunds were not issued while the IRS was closed. As a reminder, any paper return received during the shutdown and postmarked by the due date will be considered timely filed by the IRS.