The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released Notice 2011-28, Interim Guidance on Informational Reporting to Employees of the Cost of Their Group Health Insurance Coverage.
Notice 2011-28 Does not Cause Excludable Employer-Provided Health Care Coverage to Become Taxable
According to Notice 2011-28, nothing in §6051(a)(14), Notice 2011-28, or the additional guidance that is contemplated under §6051(a)(14), causes or will cause otherwise excludable employer-provided health care coverage to become taxable.
Notice 2011-28 Applies to 2012 Forms W-2
Notice 2011-28 applies to the 2012 Forms W-2, which will generally be furnished to employees during January 2013. Employers are not required to report the cost of excludable employer-provided health care coverage before the 2012 Forms W-2. The reporting will be in box 12 of 2012 Form W-2, using code DD.
Notice 2011-28 Contains Information on Calculating Reportable Amounts
Notice 2011-28 provides detailed information, in a question and answer format, on calculating reportable amounts, which amounts are included in the reportable amount, and which amounts are excluded from the reportable amount.
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