Legal Alert: How Employers May Claim the Tax Credit for COBRA Subsidies Paid under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act


The Internal Revenue Service has released new guidance that will help employers claim credit for the COBRA subsidy that they pay for their former employees under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("the Act"), passed February 17, 2009. The guidance, in question and answer form, and IRS Form 941 that employers must use to claim the new tax credit, may be found on the IRS web site, at,,id=204708,00.html. The IRS will continue to provide updated information through this web site as it becomes available.

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