1040-US: Entering exemptions and/or health care coverage for part of the year

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How do I enter information for an individual who has an exemption for part of the year and/or health care coverage for part of the year?


When the entire family does not have coverage for the entire year, each family member with coverage or an exemption needs to be entered in the Detail of individual health care coverage or exemption statement in Screen Coverage in the Health Care folder. Enter each different exemption or coverage on a new row for each individual. For example, for a short coverage gap for January and February, select the individual in the SSN column, select Other Exemption Type code B, and select January for the Start Month and February for the End Month. Then, in a new row, select the individual again in the SSN column, select Other Exemption Type code X for Insured with minimum essential coverage, and select March for the Start Month and December for the End Month. Form 8965 will print and will display the short coverage gap exemption for January and February and no penalty will calculate on the Health Care: Individual Responsibility worksheet. 

Related topic: Affordable Care Act FAQs

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