Under pressure from Congressman Turner, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced it will follow the law and establish the Health Tax Credit’s (HCTC) advance monthly payment (AMP) program by July 1.
Congressman Turner released the following statement:
"I am proud of this victory and pleased the IRS has finally given the Delphi retirees the certainty they need. I will continue to lead the fight and stand with these retirees to ensure they receive the treatment they deserve, and hold the IRS accountable as this program is implemented."
In April, Rep. Turner led a bipartisan group of Members in writing to IRS Commissioner Koskinen urging the IRS to implement the law in accordance with the law, following IRS’s announcement that they would fail to meet the deadline for implementation of the HCTC’s AMP.
In October of 2015, Rep. Turner and U.S. Senator Rob Portman sent a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in support of the IRS quickly implementing the HCTC Advance Payment Program.
In June of 2015, Congress passed and the President signed into law H.R. 1295, which included a provision authored by Congressman Turner to renew and extend HCTC.
In November of 2014, Reps. Turner and Ryan sent a bipartisan letter to House leadership reaffirming their strong support for the passage of an extension of the HCTC as part of a year-end tax extenders bill before the 113th Congress adjourned for the year.
In March of 2014, Reps. Turner and Ryan joined a delegation of 28 Members and Senators from across the country in sending a letter to both House and Senate leadership pushing for the extension of the HCTC.
In July of 2013, Reps. Turner and Ryan introduced legislation that would have provided the Delphi Salaried Retirees and other eligible individuals the choice of continuing within the HCTC program past the program’s termination date, or upon leaving the program.