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2018 taxes & the Health Insurance Marketplace®

How health coverage affects your 2018 federal income tax return

If you haven’t filed your 2018 taxes, or filed but failed to “reconcile” your premium tax credit, use the information on these pages. Some links may point to IRS information about filing this year’s taxes, so read any IRS pages carefully.
You should’ve already filed your 2018 taxes, but if you haven’t, you should do so immediately. When you file your taxes for the 2018 tax filing year:
  • You’ll provide additional information when you file your 2018 federal income tax return.
  • You may have to complete one or two new tax forms.
  • You may have to use a tax tool to find 2018 Bronze or Silver premiums to complete your tax return.
  • If you didn’t have 2018 health coverage, you may have to get a health coverage exemption or pay a fee with your tax return.

Your 2018 health coverage status

If you haven’t filed 2018 taxes, find the scenario that best applied to your health status in 2018 to get your next steps: