All active-duty, Guard, Reserve, retiree and civilian Airmen will need proof of health care coverage when filing their federal tax returns for 2015. The proof of minimum essential coverage will be provided by the Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service Form 1095. In January 2016, Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is required to provide each employee with the IRS Form 1095 for employment during 2015. A hard copy form is scheduled to be mailed to each employee and the form will also be available electronically through myPay under the taxes section. For information about the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), visit the DFAS website.
For more tips and guides on tax season for the military, visit the Military.com Tax Center.