If you or anyone in your household enrolled in a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2015, you should have received a Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, from the Marketplace. You will use the information on the form to claim the premium tax credit if you’re eligible, to reconcile advance payments of the premium tax credit, or both, when filing your tax return.
Some taxpayers will be receiving an IRS letter about the premium tax credit; this letter is also known as a 12C letter. Be sure to read your letter carefully and respond timely. Here are answers to questions you may have about this letter.
Your payment amount is capped at the cost of the national average premium for a bronze level health plan available through the Marketplace. For 2015, the annual national average premium for a bronze level health plan available through the Marketplace is $2,484 per year – or $207 per month – for an individual and $12,240 per year – or $1,020 per month – for a family with five or more members.
As you’re wrapping up your tax return, the IRS wants to help you understand the differences among forms and documents related to the Affordable Care Act. Here are five tips for individuals navigating the filing requirements related to the health care law.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires IRS Forms 1095 – A, B, and C be provided to consumers and a copy to the IRS. Below is an overview of each form, which comes with a letter of explanation, tax reporting directions, and contact information for the appropriate follow-up.
This year, you may receive one or more forms that provide information about your 2015 health coverage you had in 2015. These forms are 1095-A, 1095-B and 1095-C. This tip is part of a series that answers your questions about these forms.
For any month during the year that you or any of your family members don’t have minimum essential coverage and don’t qualify for a coverage exemption, you are required to make an individual shared responsibility payment when you file your tax return.
The premium tax credit is a credit for certain people who enroll, or whose family member enrolls, in a qualified health plan offered through a Marketplace. Claiming the premium tax credit may increase your refund or lower the amount of tax that you would otherwise owe.
The IRS has extended the due dates for the health insurance coverage forms 1095-B and 1095-C to be sent out as late as March 31, 2016. The original issue date had been January 31, 2016. As a result, some tax filers may not have either the 1095-B or 1095-C when they file their federal taxes. However, neither a copy the 1095-B or -C need to be supplied with the tax return according to the IRS.
The Affordable Care Act requires you and your dependents to have health care coverage, an exemption from the coverage requirement, or make a shared responsibility payment for any month without coverage or an exemption with your return. This law will affect your federal income tax return when you file this year.