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As Millions of Americans Prepare to File Their Taxes, New Resource Provides Guidance on Reporting Requirement Under the Affordable Care Act

Do you have to report your health coverage on your tax return this year? What is the “individual mandate” and who qualifies for an exemption? If you received inaccurate information about your financial assistance, when are your taxes due? What happens if your annual income ends up being different from what you reported when you were enrolling in health insurance coverage? Do you qualify to enroll in coverage during the special enrollment period happening now?

Those and other questions facing millions of America’s families right now are answered in an in-depth new fact sheet published by the National Partnership for Women & Families. Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Preparing for Tax Time looks at who is affected by the individual mandate, how to claim an exemption from it, whether recipients of premium assistance are required to file tax returns, and more.

It is part of a series of more than 20 fact sheets about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) published by the National Partnership.

“The ACA has been an unqualified success, helping make health insurance more affordable for millions of women and families,” said National Partnership President Debra L. Ness. “It’s been the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation, with more than 16 million people gaining coverage since provisions of the ACA began taking effect. Our new fact sheet is designed to help individuals and families understand what to expect as they file their taxes, and what they have to report this year on their tax returns.”

The new fact sheet uses a simple question-and-answer format to guide tax filers through changes in reporting requirements. It includes links to information on the IRS website and

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About the National Partnership for Women & Families

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care and policies that help all people meet the dual demands of work and family.

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