Form 1099-H Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) Advance Payments
Form 1099-H includes Copy 1, which is provided to recipients by the IRS Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) Transaction Center. Copy B must be provided to recipients by all other filers.
File Form 1099-H, Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) Advance Payments, if you received in the course of your trade or business any advance payments during the calendar year of qualified health insurance payments for the benefit of eligible trade adjustment assistance (TAA), Reemployment TAA, or Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) recipients and their qualifying family members.
Who Must File
Section 6050T requires that if you are a provider of qualified health insurance coverage (section 35(e)) you must file Forms 1099-H with the IRS reporting the advance payments that you receive from the Department of the Treasury on behalf of eligible individuals. You must also furnish a statement to the eligible recipient.
However, Notice 2004-47, 2004-29 I.R.B. 48, available at www.irs.gov/irb/2004-29_IRB/ar11.html, provides that the HCTC Transaction Center, as an administrator of the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC), will file the required returns and furnish statements to the recipients unless you elect to file and furnish information returns and statements on your own. Contact the HCTC Transaction Center for this purpose by calling 1-866-628-4282. Unless you notify the HCTC Transaction Center of your intent to file information returns and furnish statements, you will be considered to have elected to have the Transaction Center file Form 1099-H and furnish statements to recipients in satisfying section 6050T filing requirements.
Statements to Recipients
If you are required to file Form 1099-H, a statement must be furnished to the recipient. You or the Transaction Center, if elected, must furnish a copy of Form 1099-H or an acceptable substitute statement to each recipient. Also, see part M in the 2012 General Instructions for Certain Information Returns.