Help Paying Marketplace Premiums: Challenges Estimating Income and Tax Consequences

What’s the most I would have to repay the IRS?

For the 2021 tax year, you must repay the difference between the amount of premium tax credit you received and the amount you were eligible for.  There are also dollar caps on the amount of repayment if your income is below 4 times the poverty level.

While we have made every effort to provide accurate information in these FAQs, people should contact the health insurance Marketplace or Medicaid agency in their state for guidance on their specific circumstances.

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