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Legal Aid Society of Hawaii advises residents receiving health insurance through the Affordable Care Act to file taxes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2018
If you received advanced premium tax credits for health insurance through the Healthcare.gov marketplace as part of the Affordable Care Act, please file your taxes to reconcile your premium tax credits. Advanced premium tax credits lowered your monthly premiums. You will need your 1095-A form and IRS Form 8962. You can obtain the 1095-A form from your on-line Healthare.gov account.
You must file your taxes even if you are not required to do so. If you do not file taxes, you may be ineligible for future advanced premium tax credits. This ineligibility may increase your monthly payments.
If you have any questions, please contact the Marketplace at 1-800-318-2596. If you have any issues, Legal Aid may be able to assist. You can contact Legal Aid at 808-536-4302. If you need free help filing for taxes, you can visit www.hawaiitaxhelp.org or www.taxaidehi.org/site-information for a list of other tax assistance resources.
What you need to know:
*Open enrollment is from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for Special Enrollment.
*If you do not purchase health insurance coverage, you will face a fine on your tax return. $695 per adult (and $347.50 per child) up to $2,085 or 2.5% of the annual household income in excess of the return filing threshold up to the national average premium for a bronze level health plan. In 2016, the national average was $2,676 per year for an individual.
*Legal Aid is here to help Hawaii residents find affordable coverage. For FREE help call (808) 536-4302 to make an appointment. Monday-Friday (9:00-11:30 A.M. and 1:00-3:30 P.M.)
Met mi auchea omw kopwe sinei:
* Fansoun a suk ach alilis ngonuk on ewe insurance a poputa on November 1, 2017 iwe epwe muchuno on December 15, 2017. January 31, 2017 epwe much atun omw kopwe apply ika siwili ewe insurance ka finata. Murin ei pwinin maram, a kesip omw kopwe apply ika siwini noum we insurance chilon chok ren ewe Special Enrollment.
* Ika pun ese or noum insurance, kopwe pakking ika a tori fansoun kamotiwen tax. Ewe paking epwe ukukun: ei paking epwe ukukun $695 emen mi mukuno (pwan $347.50 emen semerit) tori ukukun $2,085 ike 2.5% en unusen moni tolong ngeni ew family lon ew ier ika aukukun average ren memen ew bronze coverage insurance. Lon 2016 ena average plan a ukukun $2,676 ew year ren emen chok aramas.
* Legal Aid iei mi moneta an epwe alisi chon Hawaii ar repwe kut nour insurance mei mwokukun. Kokori ei nampa 808-536-4302 (ese kamo, mi chok free) ren ach sipwe alisuk.
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