Cricket Wireless Retailer Sues IRS Over $1.1M In ACA Taxes

Law360 (August 20, 2020, 4:12 PM EDT) -- A Cricket Wireless retailer with locations across New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana sued the IRS Thursday over a $1.1 million tax bill it received after the agency determined the company violated the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate.

Optimal Wireless LLC told a D.C. federal court that the IRS ran afoul of the Administrative Procedure Act when it failed to coordinate with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in assessing tax payments to the company for violating requirements for employers to provide adequate insurance under the ACA.

The Internal Revenue Service assessed the payments to Optimal Wireless after determining...

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