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Stories that are tagged 'Health Insurance'

Tax Breaks In Hong Kong's Voluntary Health Insurance

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Hong Kong Government has released a report on its consultations regarding a proposed Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme, summarizing the consultation outcomes and proposing tax breaks. Read Full Story


Health Tax Credits Missed By 2.5m US Taxpayers

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The US Department of Health and Human Services has provided new analysis showing that some 2.5m US taxpayers currently buying their individual health insurance coverage outside the Health Insurance Marketplace may be eligible for the Affordable Care Act's premium tax credit. Read Full Story


South Africa Asks For Input On Tax Policy Direction

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

South Africa's Davis Tax Committee has opened a consultation on funding options for the proposed National Health Insurance scheme. Read Full Story


Treasury Issues Obamacare Exemption Fact Sheets

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The US Treasury Department has issued a series of fact sheets on the exemptions available from the Affordable Care Act health insurance coverage requirement, if individuals can not afford coverage or meet other conditions, and about how to claim an exemption during tax filing. Read Full Story


US Provides Fact Sheet On Health Tax Obligations

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, January 22, 2016

With the beginning of the 2016 individual tax filing season, the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Treasury Department have issued a fact sheet on how the Affordable Care Act's provisions affect tax returns, and on the Administration's resources available to help taxpayers. Read Full Story


Bahamas Discusses Aviation, Health Care VAT Changes

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Bahamas Government has recently issued two statements regarding value-added tax policy, covering aviation sector operators and the health care sector. Read Full Story


Expats In France May Be Eligible For Social Security Refunds

Fernand Gagnier, for

Monday, October 26, 2015

The French Ministry of Finance has issued guidance on the procedure for taxpayers to follow to reclaim wrongly charged social security contributions. Read Full Story


Ghana Introduces New VAT Rules On Realtors

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ghana's Commissioner-General has issued a statement highlighting new VAT obligations for mortgage providers and operators in the real estate and construction sector. Read Full Story


Late Obamacare Data Hampers IRS Tax Credit Verification

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Delays in receiving data from Health Insurance Marketplaces led to challenges for the US Internal Revenue Service in processing tax returns and administering premium tax credits during the 2015 filing season, according to an interim report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Read Full Story


IRS Excludes Expatriate Health Plans From ACA Tax

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a special rule to exclude expatriate health plans from the Affordable Care Act's health insurance provider fee – the annual fee imposed on insurers of US health risks – for the 2014 and 2015 fee years. Read Full Story




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