Calif. Tax Preparers Paid Bounty for Every Obamacare Sign-up

According to a report on The Daily, tax preparation firms in California are receiving fees from an ACA exchange to enroll individuals in Obamacare. This brings the total of such service providers in the Golden State to approximately 79. It includes branch offices of major companies like Liberty and Jackson Hewitt. The fee breakdown for Certified Enrollment Entities includes a flat fee of $58 per successful application and a $25 fee per successful annual renewal. In California, apart from tax preparers, such entities can also include: non-profit community organizations, labor organizations, as well as community clinics. Enrollment Entities also compensate individual enrollment counselors.

Jackson Hewitt is conducting a national survey targeting newer clients, asking them for feedback regarding the levels of service they received. Respondents are told, “For fully completing the survey you will be entered into a drawing to win one of 10 cash prizes worth $50 each!”

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