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What To Do If You Received Form 1095-B

You will receive Form 1095-B - which is a new form this year – from your health insurance provider if you had insurance for you or your family members. The term “health insurance providers” includes insurance companies, some self-insured employers, and government agencies that run Medicare, Medicaid or CHIP.

You are likely to get more than one form if: You had coverage from more than one provider, you changed coverage or employers during the year, or if different members of your family received coverage from different providers.

You Received A Form 1095-A . . . Now What?

Did you receive form 1095-A and are wondering what to do with it?

Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, provides you with information about your health care coverage if you or someone in your family enrolled in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Most individuals did not enroll in Marketplace coverage and will not receive this form.

The Marketplace may send you more than one Form 1095-A if any of these apply: Members of your household were not all enrolled in the same health plan, you updated your family information during the year, you switched plans during the year, or you had family members enrolled in different states.  The form is not new, but some people may receive it for the first time this year.

Your Guide to an IRS Audit

What You Need To Know About Taxable vs Non-Taxable Income

All income is taxable unless a law specifically states that it isn’t.  Taxable income includes money you earn, like wages and tips. It also includes bartering, an exchange of property or services. The fair market value of property or services received is normally taxable.

Some types of income are not taxable except under certain conditions, including:

Tax Tips For The Self-Employed

If you are self-employed, there are a few basic things you should know about how your income affects your federal tax return. Here are six important tips from the IRS:

► Self-employment can include income you received for part-time work. This is in addition to income from your regular job.
► You must file a Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business, or Schedule C-EZ, Net Profit from Business, with your Form 1040. You may use Schedule C-EZ if you had expenses less than $5,000 and meet certain other conditions. See the form instructions to find out if you can use the form.

Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

How To Get A Copy Of A Prior Year's Tax Return From The IRS

If we prepared your tax returns for you, we keep copies of all your documents, so you can simply request a copy of your return from us at any time.

You can also get a Tax Return Transcript, a Tax Account Transcript, as well as actual copies of your tax returns from the IRS.  Here are the details:

Tax Return Transcript.  A return transcript shows most line items from your tax return just as you filed it. It also includes any forms and schedules you filed with your return. However, it does not reflect changes made to the return after you filed it. If you are applying for a mortgage, most mortgage companies require a tax return transcript and participate in our Income Verification Express Service program. If you are applying for financial aid, you can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA website to import your tax return information to your financial aid application. In both of these cases, you won’t have to request a transcript directly from the IRS.

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