Donald Trump dealt Barack Obama a major blow this week when he signed an executive order instructing agencies to provide relief from the health law. Since then, the Internal Revenue Service has been taking a more lax approach to the coverage requirement of Obamacare.
“The recent executive order directed federal agencies to exercise authority and discretion available to them to reduce potential burden,” the IRS said in a statement to Reason. “Consistent with that, the IRS has decided to make changes that would continue to allow electronic and paper returns to be accepted for processing in instances where a taxpayer doesn’t indicate their coverage status.”
The IRS added that the change will reduce the health law’s strain on taxpayers.
“Processing silent returns means that taxpayer returns are not systemically rejected, allowing them to be processed and minimizing burden on taxpayers, including those expecting a refund,” the statement continued.
This may seem like a minor change, but it makes it clear that under Trump’s leadership, the agency is moving towards a less strict enforcement process.
We’re glad to see that Obama’s legacy is taking yet another hit!
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