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File a Federal Tax Return? Then We Can Assist You with the Affordable Care Act02.20.14

The Urban Institute is a nationally-respected, nonpartisan research group in Washington, D.C.  They released a paper that found:

  • At least 74% of Americans eligible for help under the ACA file tax returns;
  • About 90% of those under age 35 who are eligible for qualified health plan subsidies are in households that file tax returns; and
  • Among that ACA’s target demographic (lower-income Americans), most file tax returns with the assistance of tax preparers.  For example, about 65% of filers receiving the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) file with the aid of tax preparers.

They conclude “tax preparers have the capacity to reach many uninsured, including most young adults who qualify for subsidies in health insurance marketplaces.”  And that is exactly what Jackson Hewitt has been helping customers do all tax season. While looking at enrollment during the tax filing process may seem unorthodox, at the end of the day, the ACA affects your taxes, and who better to understand those implications that the Tax Pros at Jackson Hewitt. Our system of 22,000 trained preparers provides enrollment assistance in every state, including Washington D.C., for Medicaid, CHIP, and the new tax credit programs – and all at no additional cost to our customers.*  No matter where you live or what you are eligible for, we can help.

*Ask Tax Pro for details. Consistent with State law, we do not provide advice about the selection of qualified health plans and instead refer such queries to a properly licensed third-party or to the insurance marketplace. Most offices are independently owned and operated.