Affordable Care Act Survival Kit

A One-Stop Tool for VITA and TCE Volunteers

February 2015, TY2014

To help Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (VITA/TCE) volunteers understand the Affordable Care Act (ACA) related tax provisions and how to complete a return in TaxWise, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities developed the “Affordable Care Act Survival Kit.”

This tool provides step-by-step instructions and tips on how to complete the ACA-related tax return forms using TaxWise, and it combines what volunteer tax preparers need to know about the ACA into one tool.


This resource was developed for tax year 2014 and was incorporated into IRS Publication 4012. For updated information, please see IRS Publication 4012, Tab ACA: Affordable Care Act