Nearly everyone is affected by the Affordable Care Act and will need to do something new when filing their taxes this year. The chart available at IRS.gov/aca will help you better understand how the health care law affects you and everyone on your return.
To help navigate these changes, taxpayers and their tax professionals should consider filing returns electronically. Using tax preparation software is the best and simplest way to file a complete and accurate tax return as it guides individuals and tax preparers through the process and does all the math. There are a variety of electronic filing options including free volunteer assistance, IRS Free File for taxpayers who qualify, commercial software, and professional assistance.
And remember, Open Enrollment ends on February 15th, 2015!