Changes in Circumstances Can Affect Advanced Payments of the Premium Tax Credit

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Individuals who purchased health insurance coverage from the Health Insurance Marketplace may be getting advance payments of the premium tax credit to help pay for health insurance coverage in 2014.

If they are, it is important to report changes in circumstances, such as changes in income, marital status or family size, to the Health Insurance Marketplace when they happen.

Receiving too much or too little in advance payments of the premium tax credit can affect refunds or balance due when individuals file federal tax returns in 2015.

Reporting changes will help avoid getting a smaller refund than expected or even owing money not expected to owe.

Publication 5152, Report changes to the Marketplace as they happen, is available on Go to for information about health insurance coverage and financial assistance.

Source: Newsletter


For more than 30 years R. Patrick Michael has been preparing tax returns for individuals, small businesses, cottage industries and in-home child care providers. Pat is a recognized child care provider tax expert, and has been providing educational seminars for child care providers in San Diego County for the YMCA Child Resource Services for more than 18 years.  Pat and his team have built a following that is comprised of long-term clients, new relationships and word-of-mouth referrals. Child Care Tax Specialists take care of their clients year-round with tax preparation, business entity creation and support, as well as tax planning for retirement, and estate planning.