Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning TD 9467Measurement of Assets and Liabilities for Pension Funding Purposes, Pension Funding Stabilization under the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (HAFTA), Notice 2020-61Special Rules for Single-Employer Defined Benefit Pension Plans under the Cares Act, Notice 2020-60Election of Alternative Minimum Funding Standards for Community Newspaper Plans Benefit Pension Plans under the Cares Act, and Notice 2021-48, Guidance on Single-Employer Defined Benefit Pension Plan Funding Changes under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
Information Reporting of Health Insurance Coverage and Other Issues
This document contains proposed regulations providing that ``minimum essential coverage,'' as that term is used in health insurance-related tax laws, does not include Medicaid coverage that is limited to COVID-19 testing and diagnostic services provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The proposed regulations also would provide an automatic extension of time for providers of minimum essential coverage (including health insurance issuers, self-insured employers, and government agencies) to furnish individual statements regarding such coverage and would provide an alternative method for furnishing individual statements when the shared responsibility payment amount is zero. Additionally, the proposed regulations would provide an automatic extension of time for ``applicable large employers'' (generally employers with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees) to furnish statements relating to health insurance that the employer offers to its full-time employees. The proposed regulations would affect some taxpayers who claim the premium tax credit; health insurance issuers, self-insured employers, government agencies, and other persons that provide minimum essential coverage to individuals; and applicable large employers.