The Employer Shared Responsibility Provision Estimator

The Taxpayer Advocate Service developed the Employer Shared Responsibility Provision (ESRP) Estimator to help employers understand how the provision works and learns how the provision may apply to them. The provision applies to applicable large employers – generally, that means employers that had an average of at least 50 full-time employees (including full-time equivalent employees-FTEs), during the preceding calendar year. If you are an employer, you can use the estimator to determine: The number of your full-time employees, including FTEs, Whether you might be an applicable large employers, and If you are an applicable large employer, an estimate of the maximum amount of the potential liability for the employer shared… Read More

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How To Reconcile Your Premium Tax Credit

If you had a Marketplace plan and used advance payments of the premium tax credit (APTC) to lower your monthly payment, you will have to “reconcile” when you file your federal taxes. This means you will compare these two figures: the amount of premium tax credit you used in advance during the year. (This was paid directly to your health plan so your monthly payment was lower) and the premium tax credit you actually qualify for based on your final income for the year. Here is a step-by-step guide to reconciling you premium tax credit. As always, please contact your Total Benefit Solutions, Inc health insurance specialists with any questions… Read More

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