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Under the Affordable Care Act, the Federal government, State governments, insurers, employers, and
individuals shared the responsibility for health insurance coverage beginning in 2017.

The individual shared responsibility provision required you and each member of your family to either:

  • Have minimum essential coverage, or
  • Have an exemption from the responsibility to have minimum essential coverage, or
  • Make a shared responsibility payment when you filed your 2017 and 2018 federal income tax returns.

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THIS PROVISION DOES NOT APPLY FOR 2019. BEGINNING WITH 2019, THERE IS NO PENALTY FOR NOT HAVING HEALTH INSURANCE. HOWEVER, IF THE GOVERNMENT PAID PART OF YOUR PREMIUM IN 2019, YOU WILL RECEIVE A FORM 1095-A THAT MUST BE REPORTED ON YOUR 2019 RETURN.

WHAT INFORMATION REGARDING MY HEALTHCARE SHOULD I BRING TO MY TAX APPOINTMENT?

Bring the following documents, if applicable to you:

Form 1095-A: Provides information needed to report that you, your spouse, and individuals you claim as dependents had
qualifying health coverage (referred to as "minimum essential coverage") for some or all months during the year and received the premium tax credit. Form 1095-A: Provided by the Healthcare Marketplace

  • If you or your family members enrolled in more than one qualified health plan policy,you will receive a Form 1095-A for each policy.
Form 1095-B: Provided by the insurance company or the sponsor of the plan for coverage
Form 1095-C: Provided by your employer
  • Copy of tax returns and/or nontaxable income for all family members claimed on your return



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Remember: The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication,
such as text messages and social media channels. The IRS does not call taxpayers with threats of lawsuits or arrests.

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