The Internal Revenue Service did not receive much of the information it needed early this tax season from health insurance exchanges to verify taxpayers’ qualifications to claim tax credits to subsidize buying health coverage, according to a new report.

The report, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, found the IRS did not receive all the required enrollment data from the exchanges prior to the January 20 start of the 2015 filing season. For example, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicated that it would not send approximately 1.7 million (40%) of the approximately 4.2 million federal exchange enrollment records to the IRS until mid-February. In addition, six of the 15 state exchanges (including the District of Columbia) had not provided enrollment data to the IRS as of Jan. 20, 2015. The IRS indicated that data from four of the six state exchanges would be provided in mid-February but could not provide a time frame for when the remaining two state exchanges would provide the required enrollment data.

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