Health care & 2021 taxes: What you need to know
Published on February 24, 2022
The 2021 tax filing season ends April 18, 2022. Here’s how you can get ready if you had Marketplace coverage at any point in 2021.
1. Keep Form 1095-A in a safe place
- Your 1095-A should have arrived in the mail. It came from the Marketplace, not the IRS.
- This form includes information about Marketplace plans anyone in your household had in 2021.
- It may also be available online in your HealthCare.gov account. If you don’t have a paper copy, check your account before calling the Call Center.
2. Check that your Form 1095-A is correct
- Make sure your household and coverage information, the "
- If you find a mistake, contact the Marketplace Call Center. We’ll send you an updated copy to file.
3. "Reconcile" with your correct Form 1095-A
- Use the information from your correct Form 1095-A to complete Part II of Form 8962 (PDF, 110 KB).
- The chart on this page shows how to "reconcile".
- If there’s a difference between the amount of premium tax credit you used during the year and the premium tax credit you actually qualify for, this may affect your refund or the amount of taxes you owe.