Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Health Insurance and the Form 1095-A

Big changes may await the Affordable Care Act in 2017, however all requirements and provisions in relation to taxes remain relevant for 2016 returns. As tax season begins, the Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement will play an important role when you file your tax return. You should also be aware that this tax year […]

In 2014, the Affordable Care Act made some significant changes to American’s tax returns. You’re likely still getting used to the whole lot of regulations and requirements, which means you may not be completely familiar with the Premium Tax Credit. Anyone who purchased health insurance coverage through the Marketplace may be eligible for help with […]

Premium Tax Credit Affects Your Return

This year, the Affordable Care Act will affect your tax return. If you are one of the millions of Americans who purchased health insurance through the Marketplace, you may qualify for tax assistance that can help lower the amount of your monthly premiums. The premium tax credit allows taxpayers to choose whether to pay the […]

This year, you should be aware of the Individual Shared Responsibility Provision of the Affordable Care Act, especially when you file your tax return. This provision requires every taxpayer to be covered by a qualifying health care plan every month of the tax year, unless they qualify for a coverage exemption. You also have the […]

This year, income tax time can become quite a headache if you’re not familiar with the health insurance requirements. The Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, affects just about every American at tax time. This is due to a mandate that requires every taxpayer to have health insurance, along with a subsidy to help lower […]

What is Minimum Essential Coverage?

Minimum Essential Coverage is the health care plan that meets the lowest requirements of the Affordable Care Act, and will help taxpayers avoid penalties assessed for not having insurance. Taxpayers must have minimum essential coverage during the tax year, or they can face a fee for each month that they aren’t covered. However, there is […]

Before you file your 2014 federal taxes, you should be aware of how the Affordable Care Act will impact your return. Depending on if you have health care coverage and where you received it from, you may notice a larger impact this tax season. Many taxpayers have healthcare coverage through their employers, government provided plans […]

Tax Credit for Health Insurance Premiums

Health insurance premiums can be expensive, but thankfully there is a tax credit that can help offset the cost for moderate income families. There are three requirements that must be fulfilled in order to claim the premium tax credit: Health insurance coverage must be obtained through the Health Insurance Marketplace. You can choose a plan […]

High Penalty for Lack of Health Insurance

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Americans who chose to opt out of health coverage will end up paying a rather high penalty. For a five person family with a high income, the penalty can max out at over $12,000 in 2014. This penalty is expected to rise significantly in 2015 and continue […]