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Health Care

How do health care reform and taxes connect? The Affordable Care Act is single largest change to the tax code in two decades. Find help navigating the complexities of the new health care legislation, Medicare, Medicaid and other medical deductions.

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Pioneer
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-11-2018

Healthcare ECN Number

In January 2017, I received a healthcare exemption from the marketplace due to my low income. I'm filing out my taxes for 2017 and when it came to entering my ECN number, it said to enter the 7-digit code. However, the code I have is only 6 digits. I'm confused about what to do. Should I just enter the 6 digit code or do I need to get a new ECN code?

Associate (Pioneer)
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎02-22-2017

Re: Healthcare ECN Number

Hello and welcome to the community.

 

These exemptions are good for only the year for which you apply. You would need to get a new exemption, and a new ECN code for this tax year.

 

Hope this helps you out

Roger H,

Tax Specialist, Canton, Ohio
Pioneer
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-11-2018

Re: Healthcare ECN Number

The 6-digit code was for the 2017 year.

Associate (Pioneer)
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎02-22-2017

Re: Healthcare ECN Number

The exemption codes are issued for an exemption on your entire income for the year in question. The code issued in January 2017 would have been for 2016. Once you have your entire income for 2017, including all of December, you can apply for an exemption for the 2017 year. Also the codes do change in length.

Roger H,

Tax Specialist, Canton, Ohio