TURNER to Koskinen: This Treatment Is Unacceptable
Today, Congressman Turner led a bipartisan group of Members in writing to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Koskinen to share their concerns with the IRS’s recent announcement that they will fail to meet the deadline for implementation of the Health Coverage Tax Credit’s (HCTC) Advance Monthly Program (AMP). Click here to view their letter.
Congressman Turner (OH-10) was joined by Congressmen Pat Tiberi (OH-12), Congressmen Steve Stivers (OH-15), Congressmen David Joyce (OH-14), Congressmen Tim Ryan (OH-13), Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9), and Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27).
“The fact that the IRS waited until now to make this announcement disregards the personal decisions of individuals who rely on the AMP and expect your agency to meet the statutory deadline for its implementation. This treatment is unacceptable and continues to highlight the lack of accountability at the IRS.”
In June, Congress passed and the President signed into law H.R. 1295, which included a provision authored by Congressman Turner to renew and extend the HCTC.
In October 2015, U.S. Senator Rob Portman joined Congressman Mike Turner in a letter sent to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to quickly implement the HCTC Advance Payment Program. This program is vital for Delphi salaried retirees facing health-related expenses.
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.