Health Care Law: Changes to IRS Tax Forms

This year, there are some changes to tax forms related to the Affordable Care Act. Along with several new lines on existing forms, there are also two new forms that need to be included with some tax returns.

While most taxpayers simply need to check a box on their tax return to indicate they had health coverage for all of 2014, there are new lines on Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ related to the health care law. Information about the new forms and updates to existing forms is summarized below

Form 8965, Health Coverage Exemptions

Complete this form to report a Marketplace-granted coverage exemption or claim an IRS-granted coverage exemption on the return.
Use the worksheet in the Form 8965 Instructions to calculate the shared responsibility payment.
Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit

Complete this form to reconcile advance payments of the premium tax credit, and to claim this credit on the tax return.
Additionally, if individuals purchased coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, they should receive Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, which will help complete Form 8962.

Form 1040

Line 46: Enter advance payments of the premium tax credit that must be repaid
Line 61: Report health coverage and enter individual shared responsibility payment
Line 69: If eligible, claim net premium tax credit, which is the excess of allowed premium tax credit over advance credit payments
Form 1040A

Line 29: Enter advance payments of the premium tax credit that must be repaid
Line 38: Report health coverage and enter individual shared responsibility payment
Line 45: If eligible, claim net premium tax credit, which is the excess of allowed premium tax credit over advance credit payments
Form 1040EZ

Line 11: Report health coverage and enter individual shared responsibility payment
Form 1040EZ cannot be used to report advance payments or to claim the premium tax credit
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