By Karen A. Connelly
Special to The SUN
This year, there are some changes to tax forms related to the Affordable Care Act. Along with a few new lines on existing forms, there are two new forms that will need to be included with some tax returns. While most taxpayers will simply need to check a box on their tax return to indicate they had health coverage for all of 2014, there are also new lines on Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ related to the health care law.
To help navigate these changes, taxpayers and their tax professionals should consider filing returns electronically. Using tax preparation software is the easiest way to file a complete and accurate tax return, as it guides individuals and tax preparers through the process. There are a variety of electronic filing options, including free volunteer assistance, IRS Free File for taxpayers who qualify, commercial software and professional assistance.