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customer service. If the taxpayer must do a shared policy allocation to determine the correct SLCSP premium (because members of more than one tax family are enrolled in a single policy), the return is out of scope for the VITA/TCE programs.
Affordable Care Act3-15A taxpayer’s contribution amount is a percentage of the taxpayer’s household income determined by multi-plying the taxpayer’s household income by the applicable figure (from the table in the instructions for Form 8962). The applicable figure is based on the FPL; the higher the FPL, the higher the percentage of house-hold income that is used to compute the contribution amount. The contribution amount is an annual amount because it is a percentage of household income, which is an annual amount.The monthly contribution amount is the contribution amount divided by 12. Taxpayers with no changes in enrollment premiums and applicable SLCSP premiums for all 12 months can do a single, annual calculation to compute their PTC. See the Volunteer Resource Guide, Tab H, for instructions on completing Form 8962. Taxpayers who have a Form 1095-A showing changes in monthly amounts must do a monthly calcula-tion to determine their PTC in Part II of Form 8962. Taxpayers who have changes in monthly amounts not shown on Form 1095-A must also do a monthly calculation to determine their PTC (for example, a taxpayer enrolled in a qualified health plan who became eligible for employer coverage during the year, but did not notify the Marketplace). If taxpayers received the benefit of advance credit payments, they will reconcile the APTC with the amount of the actual PTC that is calculated on the tax return (more information on reconciliation is provided under How is the PTC claimed on the return, later). The PTC is a refundable tax credit. If the amount of a taxpayer’s net PTC (the excess of PTC over APTC) is more than the amount of a taxpayer’s tax liability on the return, the taxpayer will receive the difference as a refund. If a taxpayer has no tax liability, all of the net PTC is paid to the taxpayer as a refund. What happens if income or family size changed during the year?Part of the PTC calculation is the contribution amount, which will be higher at a higher household income level (and lowers the amount of the credit). The FPL is based on state of residency and family size. Therefore, a taxpayer’s PTC for the year will differ from the APTC payment amount estimated by the Marketplace if the taxpayer’s family size or household income as estimated at the time of enrollment is different from the family size or household income reported on the return. The more the family size or household income differs from the initial projections used to compute the APTC payments, the more signifi-cant the difference will be between the advance credit payments and the actual credit.

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