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2021 tax season information for City of Boston retirees


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Human Resources

We have tax information below for City of Boston retirees in 2021.


This form provides information about your health insurance coverage, who was covered, and the coverage effective date. Beginning in the 2019 tax year, the federal penalty for failing to enroll in health insurance was discontinued. Accordingly, individual taxpayers no longer have to report or certify on their federal returns whether they had health insurance during the tax year and do not need this form.

The City of Boston will still mail the form no later than the deadline of March 2, 2021.


The 1099-HC form is a Massachusetts tax document which provides proof of health insurance coverage for Massachusetts residents. Every Commonwealth of Massachusetts resident who has health insurance will receive a 1099-HC form. This form is provided by your health insurance carrier and not the City of Boston.

Didn’t receive your Form 1099-HC yet and want to download it now? Access your health insurance member portal account to print on demand, or contact their member services at the number on your ID card for more information.