This post was originally published in January 2017, and updated in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. If you had health insurance during 2020, you can expect to receive IRS Form 1095 in January or February of 2021. The 1095 is your proof of coverage. If you have not received it by mid-February, please contact either the Marketplace, your insurance carrier, or your plan sponsor, depending on how you got your
Health Insurance and Your 2015 Tax Return
The Affordable Care Act requires most Americans to have health insurance or be subject to a tax penalty. In order to prove you had health insurance in 2015, you will receive one of the following tax forms: IRS 1095-A Sent to you by the Marketplace if you purchased family or individual coverage through your state’s Marketplace (on-exchange). IRS 1095-B Sent to you by your insurance carrier if you purchased family
What is the Penalty for Not Having Health Insurance in 2017?
If you went for more than 3 months without health insurance in 2016, you will be assessed a penalty when you file your 2016 income taxes. Here are the penalty amounts for not having coverage in 2015, 2016, and 2017. You can estimate your possible penalty by using the Estimator tool found at this link: https://taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/estimator/isrp/index.htm. 2015 2016 and 2017 $325 per adult $162.50 per child Family Maximum of $975
Tax Filing with the Affordable Care Act
With January behind us, it’s time to start thinking about filing your 2014 income taxes. By now, you should have received most, if not all, of your tax forms and notices from your employer(s), banks, mortgage company, financial institutions, etc. — and, if you bought health insurance on the exchange — the Marketplace. As we posted several weeks ago, the upcoming tax season promises to be complicated for those who
What are the Penalties for Not Having Health Insurance in 2015?
If you did not have health insurance in 2014, be prepared to pay a penalty when you file your 2014 income taxes next April. If the penalty for not being covered in 2014 did not seem too high, brace yourself for the dollar amount to rise next year, and the year after. Here are the penalty amounts for 2014, 2015, and 2016: 2014 2015 2016 $95 per adult $47.50 per