Your taxes and the Affordable Care Act

ATTENTION: Current IRS guidelines state that IRS Forms 1095-B or 1095-C are not required to file an income tax return for 2019.

1095-B Info:  This tax form is normally sent to retirees and annuitants but will not be sent in 2020 for tax year 2019.  IRS Notice 2019-63 (page 7)  eliminates the requirement to provide Form 1095-B to because these forms are not needed to file income tax returns for 2019. Paragraph B on page 7 of  the IRS Notice states, “an individual does not need the information on Form 1095-B in order to compute his or her federal tax liability or file an income tax return with the Service.” The IRS Notice further requires ways be provided for retirees and annuitants to request their Form 1095-B should they still desire to receive one.

Options for requesting a 1095-B for retirees and annuitants. Remember, the 1095-B is not required to file your federal income tax return. Allow 30 days to process your request.:

  • Use the secure online form at askDFAS
  • You can mail a request to:
    • DFAS Rome (ATTN: Customer Care Center)
      325 Brooks Road
      Rome, NY  13441

      The request must include:
      ‚ÄčName:  First, Middle, Last
      Date of Birth
      Branch of Service
      Date of Retirement
      Pay grade at Retirement

  • You can call DFAS Customer Service at 1-888-332-7411. Use Option 6, then Option 1 if your 1095 has incorrect information, or option 2 for general ACA information.

1095-C Info:  This tax form is normally sent to employees by their employer prior to January 31 each year.  IRS Notice 2019-63 (page 6) extends the deadline to provide the form to March 2, 2020.   Form 1095-C for federal civilian employees paid by DFAS and military members are available in individual myPay accounts now.  Forms will also be mailed by March 2 for those individuals who have elected to receive hardcopy forms.

Page updated Mar. 2, 2020