Fridays can be slow news days, but they are good times to send out bad information.
“Extension, and Snafu, for Health Law,” Wall Street Journal, February 21, 2015 A1. The White House unilaterally extends the sign-up period on HealthCare.gov, while admitting that it send 800,000 folks incorrect information about their 2014 coverage, complicating early tax filings. About 750,000 taxpayers told to hold off on filing their tax returns. The error was apparently in what the forms say local health care premiums are. Assuming, arguendo, that the taxpayers are in a State with a State exchange.
What duty does the tax collector have to be clear, accurate, and timely when providing instructions to taxpayers? What remedy is there for falling short of that goal? I’m confused.