Taxpayers will use Form 1095-A to claim Premium Tax Credit

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Internal Revenue Service, News Release

HONOLULU — The Affordable Care Act is bringing several changes to the tax filing season this year, including a new form some taxpayers will receive.

If a taxpayer or anyone in their household is enrolled in a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2014, they’ll get Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement.

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Taxpayers will receive Form 1095-A from the Marketplace where they purchased their coverage, not the IRS. This form should arrive in the mail from their Marketplace in February. They should wait to receive their Form 1095-A before filing their taxes.

“Taxpayers who get their health insurance through the Marketplace should be aware that they’ll need Form 1095-A in order to file their 2014 federal tax return,” said IRS spokesman David Tucker II.

Form 1095-A will tell them the dates of coverage, total amount of the monthly premiums for their insurance plan, information they may use to determine the amount of their premium tax credit and any amounts of advance payments of the premium tax credit.

Form 1095

Form 1095

Taxpayers will use the information to calculate the amount of their premium tax credit and reconcile advance payments of the premium tax credit made on their behalf to their insurance provider with the premium tax credit they are claiming on their tax return. To do this, taxpayers will use Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit (PTC), which they file with their tax return.

If a taxpayer does not receive their Form 1095-A by early February, they should contact the state or federal Marketplace from which they received coverage. If they believe any information on their Form 1095-A is incorrect, they should contact the state or federal Marketplace from which they received coverage. The Marketplace may need to send them a corrected Form 1095-A.

Taxpayers may receive more than one Form 1095-A if different members of their household had different health plans, if they updated their coverage information during the year or if they switched plans during the year.

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For more information about the Affordable Care Act and your 2014 income tax return, visit

•Review Form 1095-A at

•Review Form 8962 at

Learn more about the health insurance marketplace at

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