Last week the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services announced that approximately 800,000 Form 1095-A’s were issued with errors on them. The error could cause you to file an incorrect tax return that claims a higher Premium Tax Credit than you have a right to collect.
New for tax year 2014 is the requirement to have health insurance. If you do not have qualified health insurance coverage AND you do not fit into one of the limited exemptions you will need to pay a fine, tax, or as the government calls it, an “individual shared responsibility” payment. So how do you prove you have the required health insurance? It is not a simple thing.
Avoid a Premium Tax Credit bill at the end of 2014
Is it Time to Step in?
Aging and help with financial matters
The Month of May:
September 1st: Labor Day
September 15st: 3rd Quarter Estimated Tax Due
October 1st: SIMPLE IRA plan establishment due
School bells are ringing once again as summer draws to a close. This month's newsletter covers an array of topics from the recent warning of increased telephone scams by the IRS to helping identify when it is time to help parents with their financial management. Also included are circumstances when you need to make changes to your Healthcare Marketplace account and how to use the creation of lists to save money.
As always, should you know of someone who may benefit from this information please feel free to forward this newsletter to them.
Premium Tax Credit: Upcoming Tax Surprise? Here is a quick quiz to see if you are at risk
Based upon a recent report given to the Federal government evaluating data inconsistencies with the new health insurance market exchanges, over a million taxpayers could owe the government money at tax time. Here is a quick quiz to see if this risk applies to you.
Q1. Did you apply for health care insurance on either the new Federal Marketplace or a state run insurance exchange?
Rules just issued by the Treasury Department give a one-year extension to the health insurance mandate for mid-sized businesses. Companies with 50 to 99 employees will now have until January 1, 2016, to provide health insurance for employees or face penalties. Employers must certify that they have not cut workers in order to come under the 100 employee threshold. Companies with 100 or more employees must still meet the January 1, 2015, deadline for providing health insurance coverage.