- Read your letter carefully.
- Review the situation to see if you agree with the information in the letter.
- You will need Form 1095-A that you received from your Marketplace to complete your return. If you need a copy of your Form 1095-A, log in to your HealthCare.gov or state Marketplace account or call your Marketplace call center.
- File your 2015 tax return with Form 8962 as soon as possible, even if you are not required to file for other reasons.
- If you have already filed your 2015 tax return with Form 8962, you can disregard the letter.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
File Extended 2015 Tax Returns ASAP To Maintain Eligibility for Advance Payments of the Premium Tax Credit
The IRS is sending letters to taxpayers who received advance payments of the premium tax credit in 2015, but who have not yet filed their tax return. You must file a tax return to reconcile any advance credit payments you received in 2015 and to maintain your eligibility for future premium assistance. If you do not file, you will not be eligible for advance payments of the premium tax credit in 2017.
If you receive Letter 5858 or 5862, you are being reminded to file your 2015 federal tax return along with Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit. The letter encourages you to file within 30 days of the date of the letter to substantially increase your chances of avoiding a gap in receiving assistance with paying Marketplace health insurance coverage in 2017.
Here’s what you need to do if you received a 5858 or 5862 letter:
REMEMBER: If you received Premium Tax Credit advance payments, you MUST file a tax return EVEN IF you are not otherwise required to file a return.