Hi I have 1095-B for group insurance for 6 months which i have stayed in US only 6 months.Then what should be the answer for below question please. "Did you have health insurance coverage in 2018?"
If you came to the US in 2017 and you remained in the US for 6 months in 2018, you need to file a dual status return. I will respond to your health insurance question after explaining the return you need to file. If you file a dual status return you will will be exempt from the health insurance penalty for the time you were a nonresident of the US.
You will need to file a dual status tax return for 2018 as you were a part year resident and part year nonresident. It is a bit complicated.
In order to prepare a dual status return in TurboTax, you will need to print a copy of the nonresident return (Form 1040NR from the IRS website) for your tax on US income after leaving the US. There will most likely be no US source income to enter for that time. So your income on this form will probably be zero unless you received US income after moving out of the US.. Write on the top of the 1st page of the 1040NR, Dual Return. You will need to write in your name and address and input zero as your US source income (if that is the case).
Then for the resident part of the return you prepare in TurboTax, you are not allowed to use the standard deduction, only itemized deductions if you are filing a dual status return. Also, you can either file single (if you are single) or married filing separately.
You must suppress the standard deduction. Instructions for this are below.
First, sign in and make sure your return is open. You should see 2018 TAXES in your left-hand menu as pictured below (if not, tap or click the upper-left corner to expand the menu or select Take me to my return).
Once your return is open:
- From the left-hand menu, select Federal (on mobile devices, you might need to scroll down).
- Now select Deductions & Credits near the top of your screen.
- When you get to Now it's time for the fun part... Your tax breaks, scroll all the way to the bottom and select Wrap up tax breaks (if you don't see this button, select Skip to see all tax breaks, then scroll down again).
- Continue through the interview until you see The Standard [or Itemized] Deduction is Right for You, pictured below.
- On that screen, check the box Change my deduction to see the dollar amount for each deduction.
- Select Continue if you want to save any changes. If you're switching to the itemized deduction, you may be prompted to upgrade.
When your resident part of the return is finished in TurboTax, print the return and write on top of the return, Dual Statement.
Put the 1040NR on top of 1040 resident return and staple and mail to the IRS. You must sign the 1040NR before mailing. You do not need to sign the 1040 statement.
You will need to staple your 1040NR and 1040 together and mail to the following address:
If you are not enclosing a payment then use this address...
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Austin, TX 73301-0215
If you are enclosing a payment then use this address...
Internal Revenue Service
P. O. Box 1303
Charlotte, NC 28201-1303
Please see more help on dual status returns see page 7 of Pub 519.
You must choose itemized deductions. Please follow the below instructions to switch to itemized deductions.
The IRS allows individuals an exemption for the last year they are in the US. Please see the attached link , question number 8 https://www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/individuals-and-families/questions-and-answers-on-the-indivi...
Individuals who are exempt under this rule include:
- Nonresident aliens;
- Dual-status aliens in their first year of U.S. residency;
- Nonresident aliens or dual-status aliens who elect to file a joint return with a U.S. spouse;
- Individuals who file a Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ (including a dual-status tax return for their last year of U.S. residency); and
- Individuals who are claimed as a personal exemption on a Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ
TurboTax does not list the above exemptions under Health Insurance. You will need to choose the option: I'll pick who had it and which months.
According to the instructions for Form 8965 under types of exemptions, page 3, the type of exemption you fall under is Code c, the same code that is used for the option in TurboTax for Spent 330 days or more outside the US. So you will need to check this option to receive the exemption.