Tax Deductions for nurses and health care professionals

IRS Form 8965: Do You Have to Pay a Penalty for Not Having Health Insurance?

Are you trying to figure out if the IRS Form 8965 applies to you?

The Affordable Care Act requires every American to have qualified healthcare coverage. If you didn’t have coverage, you may owe a penalty for the months you went without insurance. Fortunately, there are exemptions many Americans can take advantage of to avoid the penalty.

Please note, this applies only to taxpayers completing tax returns for previous years (2018 and prior), as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated the requirement.

If you qualify for an exemption, you must include IRS Form 8965 with your tax returns. Here’s how it works.

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Understanding tax exemptions

Tax Exemptions – Everything You Need to Know for 2018

What are Tax Exemptions?

Tax exemption is a monetary amount given to help reduce your taxable income. Usually, you can deduct a specific amount for each exemption claimed for that particular tax year.

There are 2 types of exemptions you can deduct:

  • Personal exemptions for you and your spouse
  • Exemptions for dependents known as dependency exemptions

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tax credit and deduction

Tax Exemption vs. Tax Deduction. What’s the Difference?

Are you ever confused when your tax advisor says “take this exemption” or “let’s use this deduction?”

Don’t worry, you are not alone.

Most tax payers are not aware of the difference between a tax exemption and a tax deduction. I take pride in teaching you how to achieve financial peace in many different ways and this is one topic I’d love to explain to you.

Now let’s break down the difference between a tax exemption and a tax deduction!

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