If the current Affordable Care Act employer coverage reporting rules stay in place, theInternal Revenue Service has to do something to ease employers' desperation over getting accurateSocial Security numbers for the employees' spouses, children andother dependents.

The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), apanel that gives members of the public a chance to review IRSprocedures, gave the IRS that advice in a new report on 2017 tax administrationconcerns.

The Affordable Care Act imposed employer health coveragereporting requirements by adding Section 6055and Section 6056 to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.