How Do Premium Tax Credits Affect My Refund?

Do I have to pay back the premium tax credit?

Advance Premium Tax Credit (APTC) If at the end of the year you’ve taken more premium tax credit in advance than you’re due based on your final income, you’ll have to pay back the excess when you file your federal tax return.

If you’ve taken less than you qualify for, you’ll get the difference back..

How does the premium tax credit affect my tax return?

If you chose to receive the tax credit in advance (to reduce the cost of insurance), it will be subtracted from the credit calculated on your tax return. If it turns out that the credit you received in advance was less than you were eligible for, it will be added to your tax refund, or it may reduce any tax you owe.

How can I avoid paying back my premium tax credit?

The easiest way to avoid having to repay a credit is to update the marketplace when you have any life changes. Life changes influence your estimated household income, your family size, and your credit amount. So, the sooner you can update the marketplace, the better. This ensures you receive the correct amount.

What is considered income for premium tax credit?

Income Criteria To be eligible for the premium tax credit, your household income must be at least 100 – but no more than 400 – percent of the federal poverty line for your family size, although there are two exceptions for individuals with household income below 100 percent of the applicable federal poverty line.

What happens if I don’t use all of my premium tax credit?

If you use more advance payments of the tax credit than you qualify for based on your final yearly income, you must repay the difference when you file your federal income tax return. If you use less premium tax credit than you qualify for, you’ll get the difference as a refundable credit when you file your taxes.

How do I pay back my premium tax credit?

Use the information from Form 1095-A to complete Form 8962 to reconcile advance payments of the premium tax credit on your tax return….You must file if:You are claiming the premium tax credit.Advance credit payments were paid to your health insurer for you or someone else in your tax family.More items…•