Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions for Individuals and Families

Tax Time and the Health Care Law: The individual shared responsibility provision requires that you and each member of your family have qualifying health insurance, a health coverage exemption, or make a payment when you file. If you, your spouse and dependents had health insurance coverage all year, you will indicate this by simply checking a box on your tax return. No further action is required. For those who purchased coverage through the Marketplace, you may be eligible for the premium tax credit. This is the first year that you will report health coverage on your tax return.

Filing electronically is the easiest way to file a complete and accurate tax return. The
software guides individuals and tax preparers through the process and does all the math. Electronic filing options include: free Volunteer Assistance, IRS Free File, commercial software, and professional assistance.


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