Nearly 800,000 Americans were served with wrong information by the Obama administration related to the tax subsidies being offered on their returns.
Consequently, the government to ask the affected tax payers to delay filing their returns until the issue is rectified.
The major goof in the ambitious healthcare program, called Obamacare, invited the Obama administration with slew of criticism from the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Republican opponents.
The government officials said that the mistake involves a new federal form, known as 1095-A, which is similar to W-2 form meant for availing the subsidized medical coverage via healthcare.gov.
According to the Healthcare.gov officials, last year’s figures were accidentally reported as this year’s premiums that finally resulted in the major error.
Mark Ciaramitaro, H&R Block’s vice president for health care, said, “For many of the impacted taxpayers, the tax refund could be the single largest financial payout of the year.”
“It’s just another black mark on the administration’s handling of health of the health care act, “Robertson Williams, a senior official at Washington-based non-partisan Tax Policy Center, said.
Over 50,000 people, who had already filed their returns, were mistakenly asked to resubmit their 2014 tax returns.
According to the officials, the affected users can get their tax returns status on their Heathcare.gov account. Moreover, they can also contact the federal customer service center at 900-318-2596.