Most people are under the impression that if they purchase health insurance through a Marketplace exchange such as Covered California they have to accept all the monthly tax credit offered. Individuals and families don’t have to have any of the tax credit applied to their monthly health insurance premium. Covered California has introduced a new link on consumer’s […]
The IRS has issued additional guidance on ACA Advanced Premium Tax Credits and relief from certain penalties associated with the taxpayer receiving excess tax credits from a health insurance Marketplace. IRS Notice 2015-9 Penalty Relief Related to Advance Payments of the Premium Tax Credit for 2014 outlines how some taxpayers may not be subject to the penalties […]
The IRS has released a variety of documents related to reporting Affordable Care Act Advance Premium Tax Credit reconcilation, exemptions from the mandate to have health insurance coverage, and directions for caculating the Shared Responsibility Payment. Before taxpayers can crunch the numbers on their tax refund or liability they will have to either either a […]
The IRS has published a taxpayer friendly guide to assist individuals and families with attempting to calculate their Affordable Care Act tax credits. The focus of IRS Publication 5187 Health Care Law: What’s New for Individuals & Families is on the Shared Responsibility Payment (individual mandate penalty) and calculating eligible Premium Tax Credits for 2014. Pub. 5187 is […]
One of the confusing aspects of the Affordable Care Act is the interchangeable tax terms people use when defining a household. The federal and state exchanges use the terms children or dependents when describing members of a household. The IRS uses the more accurate, but confusing terminology, of personal exemptions as the true test for […]
With the release of the draft IRS forms for reporting advance premium tax credits and reconciliation with the household MAGI, health insurance agents might be called upon to know another part of the ACA, the dreaded tax forms. The variety of reporting statements individuals and families may receive from employers and the exchanges will require […]
The IRS has released drafts of the tax forms that will be used to reconcile the amount of Advance Premium Tax Credit (APTC) received from an insurance exchange against how much the individual or family was entitled to based on their modified adjusted gross income. The various components used to determine the APTC (income, household size, dependents, employer sponsored insurance, […]
The IRS issued a mid-year ACA tax credit check up advisory to remind individuals and families to report household changes if they are receiving Advance Premium Tax Credits to lower their monthly health insurance premiums. Most notable is the admonition that if the household income exceeds 400% of the federal poverty lineas reported on their […]
One of the hidden dangers of the Affordable Care Act’s Advance Premium Tax Credit (APTC) provision to lower the cost of health insurance is the possibility of having too much tax credit issued for the tax payer’s final income. If the ACA applicant doesn’t report increases to the household income during the year, which triggers a corresponding decrease in premium assistance, the tax payer will be liable to pay the excess back. Fortunately, there are limits to the repayment of excess APTC based on household income.
The Sacramento Bee has reported that the University of California, Davis has entered into a partnership with Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), which is partially owned by the Chinese government, to provide operating space at its medical campus in Sacramento. It was reported that UCDavis had spent $8 million get the space ready for BGI. California should not be supporting a commercial venture partially owned by a foreign government.