Posted on: February 28, 2017

Tools for Tax Time

Taxes are due in less than a month – but there’s some good news. This year, the tax deadline is April 17. That’s two extra days to gather your paperwork and get your taxes filed.

Anyone enrolled in a Qualified Health Plan with tax credits through Washington Healthplanfinder must file a tax return correctly in order to keep getting tax credits in the future.

Doing your taxes isn’t always easy. Thankfully, we have resources to help you as you get ready to file.



By now, all Washington Healthplanfinder customers should’ve received their 1095-A. If you haven’t, call our Customer Support Center at 1-855-923-4633. You’ll need this form to file your taxes.


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Tax Prep

If you have questions about your tax return or need help filing, contact a tax professional or the IRS. You can also check out our tax preparation resources. We have links to free tax filing software, tax forms, and blogs from the IRS.


If the lowest cost Bronze plan available to you in 2017 was more than 8.05% of your income, you may qualify for an affordability exemption. You’ll need to know your federal poverty level and the premium for the lowest cost Bronze plan and second-lowest cost Silver plan.

The Fine

Regardless of what’s happening in Washington DC related to “repeal” or “replace,” you’ll still pay a penalty if you didn’t have health coverage last year, unless you’re eligible for an exemption. The IRS is encouraging taxpayers to file their tax returns as they normally would, including checking whether they had minimum essential coverage last year.

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