If disability insurers and disability insurance advisors can’t stop a big media freight train, maybe they can siphon some energy off of it.
The train hurtling towards us now is coverage of taxpayers stampeding into tax preparers’ offices in a frantic effort to resolve problems with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) advance premium tax credit (APTC).
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Conscientious people who like to dot every “i” and cross every “t”, and who certainly would pay the required payroll taxes for their household help, if ever they could afford household help, will face a terrifying bureaucratic maze.
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The relaxed, devil-may-care types will just smile, scribble “What?” on their tax forms and sail through tax season with help from some kind of last-minute Internal Revenue Service (IRS) emergency relief that will cause viral social media photos of taxpayers setting up tents in the tax preparers’ offices to vanish.
The backers of MyFreeTaxes.com, a free, Web-based tax filing help service for site for people with annual household income of $60,000 or less, are trying to drum up attention for that service. One major backer is United Way. Two other major backers are organizations that count many people with household income under $60,000 among their shoppers: Walmart and Goodwill Industries.