ACA Tax Tips

Subscribe and receive all ACA
tax guides via RSS

Recent Articles

Essential Tax Forms for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also referred to as Obamacare, affects how millions of Americans will prepare their taxes in the new year. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has introduced a number of essential tax forms to accommodate the ACA: Form 1095-A, Form 1095-B, Form 1095-C, and Form 8962. Read more…

Video: Who Qualifies for an Affordable Care Act Exemption (Obamacare)?
The Affordable Care Act requires all Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. But, who qualifies for an Affordable Care Act exemption? Find out more about who qualifies for an exemption from the Affordable Care Act tax penalty. Read more…

How Health Care Reform Has Changed the Way You Pay Taxes
With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, it's time to think about how it will affect your taxes. Whether your income is high, low or in-between, everyone will likely be affected in some way. Here's a year-by-year breakdown of what's on the horizon and details about how the new law may change the amount of tax you pay. Read more…

Health Care and Your Taxes: What's the Connection?
Your cost for Marketplace health insurance is based on the income you file on your tax return. Your reported income also determines your eligibility for the tax credits associated with Marketplace health coverage. The tax system acts as a way for the government to provide assistance, by means of a tax credit, to those who need insurance but might not be able to afford it. Read more…

Do VA Benefits Count as Medical Insurance Coverage Under Obamacare?
The Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare or the ACA, requires most Americans to have health insurance coverage. Those without coverage must pay a penalty when they file their taxes. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VA health benefits count as medical coverage under the ACA. Read more…


More ACA Articles

What is the Shared Responsibility Payment? Finding Your Health Care Marketplace Video: The Affordable Care Act Tax Penalty Explained (Obamacare) What is Form 1094-B: Transmittal of Health Coverage Information Returns? 5 Steps to Navigate the Health Care Marketplaces What is the Difference Between Forms 1094-C and 1095-C? Understand and Avoid Health Care Reform Tax Penalties What Is the Individual Mandate for Health Care Reform? Know the Key Dates for Health Care Reform What Is the Individual Shared Responsibility Provision? Video: What is the Affordable Care Act Individual Mandate? Employer Sponsored Health Coverage Explained What is Form 1095-B: Health Coverage Does Medicare Count as Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) What is Employer Sponsored Coverage? Does Your Company Need to File Form 1095-B? Are You Exempt From Health Care Coverage? Affordable Care Act Decoded How to Determine if You Have Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) Will Medicare/Medicaid be Impacted by ACA? What Are the Tax Penalties for Smokers? What is Form 1095-C: Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Video: Affordable Health Care Act Explained—Obamacare Facts What is Form 1095-A: Health Insurance Marketplace Statement Video: How to Claim the Affordable Care Act Premium Tax Credit (Obamacare) The Most Important Tax Forms for ALEs (Applicable Large Employers) What is the Premium Tax Credit? What are 1095 Tax Forms for Health Care? What the Affordable Care Act Means for Vets Are Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses Covered by ACA? Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Survival Guide For ALEs What is Code Section 6056 for Health Care Reform? What is an ALE (Applicable Large Employer) for Health Care Reform? How Does IRS Form 1095-B Affect Small Businesses?

TurboTax Blog »

Get tax tips and tricks, from quick fixes to long term strategies.

Ready to try TurboTax?

Start for Free
* Important Offer Details and Disclosures
  • TURBOTAX ONLINE/MOBILE

  • Try for Free/Pay When You File: TurboTax online and mobile pricing is based on your tax situation and varies by product. Absolute Zero $0 federal (forms 1040EZ/1040A) + $0 state limited time offer only available with TurboTax Free Edition; offer may change or end at any time without notice. Actual prices are determined at the time of print or e-file and are subject to change without notice. Savings and price comparisons based on anticipated price increase. Special discount offers may not be valid for mobile in-app purchases.
  • QuickBooks Self-Employed Offer with TurboTax Self-Employed and TurboTax Live for Extension Filers: To receive your complimentary subscription to QuickBooks Self-Employed through 10/31/19, you must pay for your 2017 TurboTax Self-Employed or TurboTax Live return between 4/18/18 and 10/15/18 and sign-in and access your QuickBooks Self-Employed account via mobile app or at https://selfemployed.intuit.com/turbotax at least twice by 12/31/18. You will have the option of renewing your QuickBooks Self-Employed subscription by 10/31/19 for another year at the then-current subscription rate. You may cancel your subscription at any time from within the QuickBooks Self-Employed billing section. See QuickBooks.com for price comparison. Offer not valid for existing QuickBooks Self-Employed subscribers already on a paid subscription.
  • Pays for itself (TurboTax Self-Employed): Estimates based on deductible business expenses calculated at the self-employment tax income rate (15.3%) for tax year 2017. Actual results will vary based on your tax situation.
  • Anytime, anywhere: Internet access required; standard data rates apply to download and use mobile app.
  • Fastest refund possible: Fastest tax refund with e-file and direct deposit; tax refund time frames will vary.
  • Pay for TurboTax out of your federal refund: A $X.XX Refund Processing Service fee applies to this payment method. Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • TurboTax Help and Support: Access to a TurboTax specialist is included with TurboTax Deluxe, Premier, Self-Employed and TurboTax Live; not included with Free Edition (but is available as an upgrade). TurboTax specialists are available to provide general customer help and support using the TurboTax product. SmartLook on-screen help is available on a PC, laptop or the TurboTax mobile app. Service, area of expertise, experience levels, wait times, hours of operation and availability vary, and are subject to restriction and change without notice.
  • Tax Advice, Expert Review and TurboTax Live: Access to tax advice and Expert Review (the ability to have a Tax Expert review and/or sign your tax return) is included with TurboTax Live or as an upgrade from another version, and available through October 15, 2018. These services are provided only by credentialed CPAs, EAs or tax attorneys. State tax advice is free. Some tax topics or situations may not be included as part of this service, which shall be determined in the tax expert’s sole discretion. In the event your return is reviewed by a tax expert and requires a significant level of tax advice or actual preparation, the tax expert may be required to sign your return as the preparer at which point they will assume primary responsibility for the preparation of your return. Expert Review [and TurboTax Live] not available on the TurboTax mobile app or when using a web browser on your mobile phone. On-screen help is available on a PC, laptop or the TurboTax mobile app. Service, area of expertise, experience levels, wait times, hours of operation and availability vary, and are subject to restriction and change without notice.
  • Tax Return Access and My Docs features: Included with TurboTax Deluxe, Premier, Self-Employed, TurboTax Live or with PLUS benefits. Access to all tax-related documents we have on file for you is available through 10/31/2019. Terms and conditions may vary and are subject to change without notice.
  • #1 best-selling tax software: Based on aggregated sales data for all tax year 2016 TurboTax products.
  • Most Popular: TurboTax Deluxe is our most popular product among TurboTax Online users with more complex tax situations.
  • CompleteCheck: Covered under the TurboTax accurate calculations and maximum refund guarantees.
  • #1 rated online tax prep provider: Based on independent comparison of the best online tax software by TopTenReviews.com March 13, 2017.
  • Get tips based on your tax and credit data to help get you to where you want to be: Tax and credit data accessed upon your consent.
  • TURBOTAX CD/DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE

  • TurboTax CD/Download products: Price includes tax preparation and printing of federal tax returns and free federal e-file of up to 5 federal tax returns. Additional fees apply for e-filing state returns. E-file fees do not apply to New York state returns. Savings and price comparison based on anticipated price increase. Prices subject to change without notice.
  • Fastest refund possible: Fastest tax refund with e-file and direct deposit; tax refund time frames will vary.
  • Pay for TurboTax out of your federal refund: A $X.XX Refund Processing Service fee applies to this payment method. Prices are subject to change without notice. This benefit is available with TurboTax Federal products except TurboTax Business.
  • About our TurboTax Product Experts: Customer service and product support vary by time of year.
  • About our credentialed tax experts: Live tax advice via phone is included with Premier and Home & Business; fees apply for Basic and Deluxe customers. State tax advice is free. Service, experience levels, hours of operation and availability vary, and are subject to restriction and change without notice. Not available for TurboTax Business customers.
  • #1 best-selling tax software: Based on aggregated sales data for all tax year 2016 TurboTax products.
  • Data Import: Imports financial data from participating companies; may require a free Intuit online account. Quicken and QuickBooks import not available with TurboTax installed on a Mac. Imports from Quicken (2016 and higher) and QuickBooks Desktop (2012 and higher); both Windows only. Quicken import not available for TurboTax Business. Quicken products provided by Quicken Inc., Quicken import subject to change.