H&R Block Newsroom (health care)
2016
November
16,
2016
It is the time of the year when procrastinators and planners both are looking for those last-minute, end-of-year tax tips that could save them money on their 2016 tax return. Here are nine pieces of last-minute tax advice taxpayers can use, whether t...
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October
24,
2016
The health care open enrollment period for 2017 through the federal marketplace begins Tuesday, November 1 and ends January 31. During the three-month open enrollment period, anyone may sign up for a 2017 health insurance plan. After January 31, taxp...
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June
17,
2016
For a second consecutive year, H&R Block, the world’s largest consumer tax preparation company, has continued to help millions of clients comply with the tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Many of these clients saw their refund signific...
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June
06,
2016
At 16, get a driver’s license. At 18, register to vote. At 25, rent a car. These may be significant milestones, but there are also some important birthdays that carry tax consequences. Here are a few important birthdays to keep in mind so there is no...
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February
23,
2016
Consumers who tried but were unable to enroll in 2016 health insurance coverage through the federal marketplace and receive an Advance Premium Tax Credit (APTC) may now be able to re-apply and enroll in affordable health insurance coverage through a ...
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January
27,
2016
The Jan. 31 deadline to enroll in the federal or state marketplace for 2016 coverage is the final opportunity for taxpayers to avoid increasing penalties and get the advance premium tax credit without a special life event. Whether visiting a health c...
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January
08,
2016
Some call it tax season, but at H&R Block it’s refund season and it has already started. H&R Block offices are open and ready to help taxpayers navigate refund season 2016. In addition to understanding how their major life changes – things like getti...
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2015
December
03,
2015
First job. First car. First apartment. First tax return. These signal some of the rites of passage into adulthood. More than 5 million taxpayers will file their own individual tax return for the first time this tax season and they may not know where ...
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November
24,
2015
It ain’t over til it’s over, and 2015 isn’t over. Taxpayers still have time to influence their tax future. Many taxpayers can do something to lower their tax liability with these seven end-of-year tax tips. #1: To save money, save money One...
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October
30,
2015
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) will be ready to assist consumers when the federal health care marketplace and many state marketplaces begin open enrollment November 1, which is two weeks earlier than last year. Whether it’s to help consumers gain a better und...
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October
13,
2015
Part one of a three-part series on saving money and maximizing benefits during open enrollment Part two: 401(k)s | Part three: marketplace open enrollment For many American workers, open enrollment season is more than a time to examine one’s 40...
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October
01,
2015
Taxpayers who filed an extension have just two weeks left to file their 2014 tax returns by the October 15 deadline. Their failure to file a tax return by the upcoming deadline could mean failure-to-file and failure-to-pay penalties, as well as losin...
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June
25,
2015
“The Supreme Court decision today on a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affirms the ability for consumers who enrolled for health coverage via the Federal Marketplace to receive advance premium tax credits to help pay for their monthly ...
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June
01,
2015
Even though it may feel like the tax deadline was not that long ago, now is a good time for taxpayers to revisit, or look at for the first time, their 2015 taxes. Especially for those who owed a big sum to the government last year, there is plenty of...
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May
26,
2015
Engaged and newlywed couples get more than their fair share of advice. So instead of more advice, maybe starting with a question is better: have they thought about their new tax situation? What is the marriage penalty?Couples may have heard about ...
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April
27,
2015
Almost two-thirds of tax filers who received insurance via the state or federal insurance Marketplaces had to pay back an average of $729 of the Advance Premium Tax Credit (APTC), cutting their potential refund by almost one-third, according to analy...
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April
13,
2015
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax preparation company, estimates that millions of taxpayers who received health insurance through the marketplace may lose their tax credit for health insurance in the future unless they file a ta...
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March
16,
2015
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, advises taxpayers without health insurance that they may have one more chance to enroll in health insurance and avoid growing tax penalties for 2015. Taxpayers who paid a pena...
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February
24,
2015
So far in the 2015 tax season, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, is seeing a majority (52 percent) who enrolled in insurance via the state or federal Marketplaces paying back a portion of the Advance Premium T...
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February
05,
2015
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, cautions taxpayers without health insurance that while tax season has just begun, they have only 10 days left to avoid steeper tax penalties in 2016 by enrolling in health ins...
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January
15,
2015
Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made health care a tax issue, not all taxpayers are aware of the impact the ACA could have on their tax return. A recent survey by The Tax Institute at H&R Block shows that 19 percent of taxpayers are not famili...
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January
05,
2015
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) stores nationwide will open for the company’s first-ever Affordable Care Act (ACA) Q&A Day on Thursday, Jan. 8 to help prepare consumers for the biggest tax code change in the last 20 years. H&R Block ACA Specialists at Block’s ...
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2014
December
12,
2014
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, reminds taxpayers that Monday, December 15, 2014 is the last day to enroll in health insurance coverage that will be effective on January 1, 2015. Most taxpayers will need to ...
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November
24,
2014
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, will help taxpayers prepare for the biggest change to the tax code in nearly two decades – the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – with the launch of free online  tax tools and resour...
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November
21,
2014
By The Tax Institute at H&R Block While there is still uncertainty over dozens of tax breaks that have expired, what is certain is that taxpayers have a little more than a month to take action that could lower their 2014 tax liability and could in...
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November
13,
2014
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, for the second year will offer nationwide health insurance enrollment services through its partnership with GoHealth. H&R Block’s enrollment services, free of charge, help con...
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October
16,
2014
By The Tax Institute at H&R Block It is open enrollment season for many American workers, but each year millions of them bypass the opportunity to enroll in tax-advantaged health care plans, specifically health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) an...
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July
21,
2014
By Mark Ciaramitaro Vice President, Health Enrollment Services at H&R Block Health and Human Services (HHS) has indicated that the open enrollment period for those wishing to obtain health care insurance on the state or federal marketplaces will ...
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May
21,
2014
At today’s Council for Electronic Revenue Communication Advancement (CERCA) spring meeting in Washington, D.C., Mark Ciaramitaro spoke to government, policy and tax industry leaders on the next steps required to ensure the effective implementation of...
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March
20,
2014
The Affordable Care Act contained more than 40 tax code changes. Some of the changes are resulting in increased tax bills for higher-income taxpayers, which could come as a surprise to many of them on Tax Day. The phase-out of itemized deducti...
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