Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) guidelines, members of healthcare sharing ministries are exempt from the fines and mandates of the ACA. In previous years, members were required to complete form 8965 with their taxes but for the tax year 2019, the IRS has provided the following update:
“Beginning in tax year 2019, Form 1040 will not have the ‘full-year health care coverage or exempt’ box and Form 8965, Health Coverage Exemptions, will no longer be used. You need not make a shared responsibility payment or file Form 8965, Health Coverage Exemptions, with your tax return if you don’t have minimum essential coverage for part or all of 2019.”
For more details, please visit: https://www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/individuals-and-families
We recommend that you always check with your CPA to see if your state has any special requirements.