Volz CPA, Inc. Newsletter
January 2016
I hope you all had blessed and joyful holidays. We have sent out our annual tax letter to all of our 1040 clients. If you did not receive yours, let us know and we will send you another.
Are You Waiting for 1095 Obamacare Forms?
Many of you may have received letters from your health insurance provider or your employer regarding Forms 1095-B or 1095-C being delayed until the end of March. In most cases this will not cause a delay in filing your 2015 individual tax returns. As long as you had minimum essential health insurance coverage for the entire year, we do not need a 1095 Form. Here is a partial list of the types of coverage which qualify:
  • Medicare Part A coverage
  • Medicare Advantage (MA) plans
  • Most Medicaid coverage
  • VA health benefits
  • Employer-sponsored health plans
  • Other plans ruled minimum essential coverage through regulations
If you were covered by any of these plans for the entire year just check the box (the first green box on the 2015 PPACA Questionnaire we mailed to you with our tax letter).


New Scam Email
The following is a scam email that is NOT from the IRS. The IRS does not use email to contact taxpayers. --- 
Tax Notification

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
United States Department of the Treasury

Date: 01/28/2008
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $134.80.

Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to process it.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

To access the form for your tax refund, click here.

Internal Revenue Service

Document Reference: (92054568).

Shred That Pass
What do you do with your used boarding pass after a flight or trip? If you typically just toss it in the trash on your way to baggage claim, that's a bad idea.

Barcodes and QR codes that are printed on airline boarding passes can contain a lot of information about the traveler, including personal details, future travel plans, and frequent flyer account information. And with that information, a scammer gets access to a lot more.

The best protection is to shred the boarding pass once you no longer need it rather than merely toss it into a waste basket.



Remember that filing your tax returns early is a deterrent to identity thieves. Both the IRS and Ohio are continuing and expanding their anti-fraud programs this year, so there will again be some delays in receiving tax refunds. We look forward to seeing you soon.




James A. Volz, CPA
VolzCPA, Inc.

9900 Carver Road Suite 100   
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Phone: 513-794-1551   Fax: 513-794-1552

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