Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTC)

A tax credit that can reduce what you pay for health insurance. When you apply for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace, you estimate your expected income for the year. If your estimate falls in the range to save, you can use an advance payment of the premium tax credit to lower your monthly insurance bill (known as your “premium”).

  • 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.

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