Tax Aspects of the Affordable Care Act – 2017 Law – Course Manual Only

This course explores how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) impacts preparation of individual income tax returns. It covers application of provisions of the ACA to individual tax returns, describes the mechanics of how to prepare a variety of new tax forms.

Tax professionals who complete this course will receive an ACA Interview Form which can be used to gather client information needed to accurately apply ACA rules to preparation of 2016 tax returns

Topics Covered

  • Definitions
  • Form 1095-A Health Insurance Marketplace Statement
  • Who qualifies for the premium tax credit
  • Health Care Marketplace
  • Figuring the amount of the premium tax credit
  • Married filing separately
  • Change in marital status or shared policy during the year
  • Applying for advance health insurance payments
  • Reconciling the advance premium tax credit
  • Excess advance premium tax credit
  • Alternative calculation of premium tax credit
  • Form 8962 Premium Tax Credit
  • Form 8965 Health Coverage Exemptions
  • Comprehensive illustration – cost allocation for divorced parents
  • Determining the correct amount for the second-lowest cost silver plan
  • Shared responsibility penalty (individuals)
  • Exemption from the shared responsibility penalty
  • Calculating the individual mandate penalty
  • Minimum essential coverage
  • Determining if individual cost of coverage is affordable
  • Plan cost sharing
  • Additional Medicare Tax
  • Net Investment Income Tax
  • Employer-paid health insurance reporting requirement
  • Credit for small employer health insurance premiums
  • Effect of ACA on employer health care arrangements
  • Health insurance mandate for employers
  • Shared responsibility penalty (employers)
  • Which employees must be offered health insurance
  • Determining if coverage offered to employees is affordable
  • Determining if coverage is adequate
  • Penalty for applicable large employers offering coverage that is inadequate or unaffordable
  • Employer reporting requirements
  • ACA due diligence procedures


By the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Determine if an individual qualifies for the Premium Tax Credit
  • Determine when an individual must pay a shared responsibility penalty
  • Complete form 8965 to claim an exemption from the shared responsibility penalty
  • Complete Form 8962 to figure the Premium Tax Credit
  • Figure the Additional Medicare Tax
  • Compute the Net Investment Income Tax
  • Explain tax aspects of health insurance rules impacting large and small employers
  • Utilize due-diligence procedures that facilitate proper application of tax laws under the ACA

The course manual is delivered as a PDF document which you can download and print.


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Section 8.1

Course Manual Only

Course Type:



2017 Tax Law

Registration Status:

Registration Open

Ends: Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:59 PM (PDT)

Course Status


Started: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:59 PM (PDT)

Ended: Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:59 PM (PDT)


Course Length:

0 Hours


Course Fees:

Course Materials $5.99
Total $5.99

Course Credits: 0

No CE is awarded with the purchase of this manual. You must enroll in and complete the full version of this course to received CE.

Field of Study


Program Level



Basic tax knowledge

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