Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions for Individuals & Families

The Affordable Care Act, or health care law, contains health insurance coverage and financial assistance options for individuals and families. The IRS administers the tax provisions included in the law. Visit for more information on coverage options and financial assistance.

What do I need to know about the health care law?

The Individual Shared Responsibility Provision requires you and each member of your family to have qualifying health insurance (called minimum essential coverage), have an exemption, or make a shared responsibility payment when you file your federal income tax return.

If you get your insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, you may be eligible for a Premium Tax Credit. Filing electronically is the easiest way to file a complete and accurate tax return. Electronic Filing options include free Volunteer Assistance, IRS Free File, commercial software and professional assistance.

Contact the professionals at M.M. Winkler & Associates for your tax filing needs and questions about the Affordable Care Act.

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