As the April 15 tax-filing deadline looms, people in Southwest Virginia are finding that health insurance soon will be part of the mix.
Many professional tax preparers are advising their clients about the new health care law, which next year will impose a tax penalty against those who don’t have insurance.
With polls showing that many Americans still don’t know how the law will affect them, a trip to the tax preparer could be their most detailed introduction to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
“Now is the time,” said Meg Sutton, a senior adviser for tax and health care services at H&R Block.
“We have to start educating people about the personal impact of the Affordable Care Act on them.”
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