Self-employed client had higher than expected income, which resulted in excess advanced premium tax credit repayment of $24,000. Client can take the $24K as a self-employed medical insurance deduction, but on my program, then that seems to lower the aptc repayment. Like a circular equation. . .?
@Chris sick wrote:
Self-employed client had higher than expected income, which resulted in excess advanced premium tax credit repayment of $24,000.
How much higher was his income?
If he can contribute to retirement accounts (such as IRAs and SEPs) to lower their income below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level, you can limit the repayment to $2650 (or less), which would save your client roughly $20,000 on their tax return.
Next questions are (1) Is he married and (2) if so, does the 1095-A also cover someone else in his family? If so, check out if filing as Married Filing Separately would help. The 1095-A would be split, and if one of the spouse's incomes is under 400% of the Federal Poverty Level, that portion of the repayment would be limited.
I am having the same issue with this and wanted a second opinion. When I finally get the "self-employed health insurance deduction" + "total premium tax credit" to equal the "monthly enrollment premiums" the repayment limitation kicks in. They have an "excess advance payment" based on the fact that their self-employed health insurance deduction puts them under the 401%.
Am I doing this correctly? It seems strange because now they get to 'keep' the "excess advance payment" even though they never really received the money.
They way I read the instructions is that you can use any method you want but (Form 8962, line 24) + (Schedule 1, Line 16) has to be less than or equal to Form 8962, Line 11(a).
Anyone else able to confirm this?