Filing Taxes Late

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If you received an Advance Premium Tax Credit in 2016—including being enrolled in a ConnectorCare plan—and have not yet filed your 2016 federal income taxes, please do so as soon as possible. Find helpful information on this page.

If you received an Advance Premium Tax Credit (APTC) through the Health Connector in 2016, you must file a federal tax return to remain eligible for help with the costs of health insurance in 2017

If you had free or low-cost insurance through the Health Connector and did not file a 2016 federal tax return, you should file their 2016 tax return with Form 8962 as soon as possible even if you don’t usually have to file.

If you received an Advance Premium Tax Credit in 2016, you should have received Form 1095-A from the Massachusetts Health Connector in January of 2016. This form provides the information you need to complete Form 8962. If you need a copy of your Form 1095-A, call the Health Connector’s Customer Service center at 877-623-6765 or TTY 1-877-623-7773 for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech disabled.

For a list of documents you will need in order to file your 2016 federal tax return and Form 8962, see the IRS list of what you will need for free tax return preparation →

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For more information on filing a 2016 tax return with Form 8962, visit IRS.gov/aca. Filing electronically is the easiest way to file a complete and accurate tax return. The software helps you through the process.

Electronic filing choices include:

  • free volunteer assistance,
  • IRS Free File,
  • commercial software, and
  • assistance from a paid tax preparer.

For more information about Free File and e-file, please visit IRS.gov and search for FreeFile or E-File options. If, after reviewing the IRS website, you still need further information, call IRS telephone assistance for individuals at 1-800-829-0922.

Tax Filing Resources

The IRS provides a list of free tax filing software available through Free File at IRS.gov. Taxpayers must have an adjusted gross income of $62,000 or less to qualify for Free File services. Additional eligibility requirements, such as age ranges, are noted below. For more information, see free file software choices on the IRS website →

FreeTax USA ®IRS Free File Edition
  • Must be between the ages of 17 and 74 OR active military.
Free 1040 Tax Return
  • Must be age 70 or younger.
Jackson Hewitt
  • Must be age 49 or younger, OR qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
H&R Block Free File
  • Must be between ages 17 and 50 OR active military.
eSmart Free File Edition
  • Must be between ages 18 and 54.
1040NOW
  • Must be age 60 or under to qualify for free filing in Massachusetts.
FileYourTaxes.com
  • Adjusted Gross Income must be between $8,000 and $62,000, and you must be between ages 15 and 65.
TaxSlayer
  • Must be 52 or under, OR
  • active military.
Online Taxes at OLT.com
  •  Adjusted Gross Income must be between $13,000 and $62,000.
1040.com Free File Edition
  •  Must age 52 or under.
ezTaxReturn.com
  •  Adjusted Gross Income must be $62,000 or less.
Turbo Tax ®All Free (℠)
  • Adjusted Gross Income must be $31,000 or less, OR
  • you must be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
  • you must be active military with Adjusted Gross Income under $62,000.
TaxAct ®Free File
  • Adjusted Gross Income must be under $50,000 and must be age 56 or under, OR
  • you must be active military with Adjusted Gross Income of $62,000 or under.
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