Affordable Care Act Cadillac Tax Delayed for Two Years

By Andy R. Anderson

On December 18, President Barack Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act (the Act), which includes a variety of tax extenders that we will address in a series of posts.

The Act delays the onset of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s)Cadillac Tax” by two years—now, it will not start until 2020. Along with this delay, the Cadillac Tax (if imposed) will be deductible, its thresholds will be indexed starting in 2018, and the controller general must study the underlying age and gender adjustments to the tax.

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