HSA contributions reported in form W-2 Box 12, Code W

If an employee has an amount reported in box 12 of their Form W-2 (Code W) for employer contributions to your health savings account (including contributions through a cafeteria plan), then the employee should complete IRS form 8889 Health Savings Account.

Affordable Care Act tax forms 1095-B and 1095-C

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Per Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance, forms 1095-B and 1095-C are for record keeping purposes only and are not required to be filed with an individual’s 2020 tax return. Currently, the forms will be mailed or electronically distributed by March 2, per IRS requirements.

Possible federal tax refund due to the Earned Income Credit (EIC)

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Illinois State University employees may be eligible for the federal Earned Income Credit (EIC). It is a benefit for working individuals with low to moderate income. To qualify, individuals must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if individuals do not owe any tax or are not required to file. The EIC reduces