2021 taxes & the Health Insurance Marketplace®

How health coverage affects your 2021 federal income tax return

Notice:
IMPORTANT: These pages provide information for completing your 2021 taxes
  • If you still haven't filed your 2021 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 2021 taxes, so read any IRS pages you land on carefully.
  • If you need information on 2022 taxes, which are due in April 2023, start on this 2022 tax page.
You should’ve already filed your 2021 taxes, but if you haven’t, you should do so immediately. When you file your taxes for the 2021 tax filing year:
  • You’ll provide additional information when you file your 2021 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 2021 Silver premiums to complete your tax return.
  • Unlike in past tax years, if you didn’t have coverage during 2021, the fee no longer applies. This means you don’t need an exemption in order to avoid the penalty.

Your 2021 health coverage status

If you haven’t filed 2021 taxes, find the scenario that best applied to your health status in 2021 to get your next steps: