Some Obamacare customers will need to file for tax extensions
Some customers of Connecticut’s health insurance exchange say problems with the exchange-generated forms they need to file their taxes have left them unable to file their taxes just days before the deadline.
The tax forms are known as 1095-As and are supposed to go to everyone who purchased a private insurance plan in 2014 through public exchanges like Connecticut’s Access Health CT.
On Friday, Access Health CEO Jim Wadleigh said anyone who is having problems related to a 1095-A and has not yet filed a tax return should file for an extension. Here’s more information on what to do.
If you haven’t filed your federal tax return yet:
You’ll need to file a request for an extension with the IRS by April 15. The form, known as a form 4868, is available here. When you get your correct 1095-A form, you can file your return using the information it provides.
If you already filed your taxes and think your 1095-A was incorrect:
However, if your 1095-A had incorrect information, you might benefit from filing an amended return – that is, you might end up owing less in taxes than you paid or qualifying for a larger refund. The treasury department suggests that people consider consulting with a tax preparer to determine if they would benefit from filing an amended return. The IRS has more information on that here.
If you did not receive a 1095-A form:
You should call Access Health at 866-230-8920.
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