November 19, 2014
As we get closer to the beginning of the 2015 filing season, it is important to understand how the Affordable Care Act will impact every individual who files a 2014 federal return. They may be impacted in a small way or major way depending on their health insurance status and where they obtained their health insurance during 2014.
Since the majority of taxpayers will be covered for the entire year by their employer, a government sponsored plan (such as Medicaid or Medicare), or from other qualifying health insurance, they will only need to check the Full Year Coverage Checkbox on Form 1040, line 61.
Taxpayers who purchased their health insurance at the Marketplace (State or Federal Exchange) will need to do the following:
Taxpayer will receive by mail a Form 1095-A (Health Insurance Marketplace Statement) from the Marketplace. This information return should be received by the taxpayer by January 31, 2015 and will include details needed to complete the premium tax credit and do the reconciliation if they received an advance premium tax credit (subsidy) that helped pay their monthly health insurance premiums during 2014.
Complete Form 8962 (Premium Tax Credit)
Refundable Credit – Calculated credit is greater than subsidy received which will go to Form 1040, line 69;
Taxpayers who did not have health insurance for 2014 will do one of the following:
Complete Form 8965 (Health Coverage Exemptions) to claim an exemption from the health care coverage requirement;
It should be noted that some individuals may have to file both the Form 8962, Form 8965, and may have a penalty due, or any combination thereof based on their individual or family member health insurance status during 2014.
To review a draft of the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) forms mentioned above or for more information on the premium tax credit, exemptions, advance premium tax credit and penalty, see the following:
Important Reminders for the Upcoming 2019 Filing Season
November 28, 2018
2018 Changes to Form 8867 (Preparer Due Diligence Checklist)
November 9, 2018
2018 Depreciation Changes
October 18, 2018
2018 Tax Law Changes that are Directly Reported on Form 1040
October 3, 2018
IRS Tax Transcripts Changes
September 27, 2018
Revised 2018 Schedule A due to Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Changes to Itemized Deductions
August 29, 2018