A tax company saying they were unaware that a health care TAX credit had to be submitted... that's rich. Unlike the people who aren't receiving their return due to a serious oversight during a pandemic that's killed the economy. But it's just the customer's problem.
Where did you see that?
Nobody says that if you received a 1095A that is does not need to be reported. If you walk through the interview for deductions and credits, the medical section will indeed ask all about the 1095A form.
The *mandatory* question that everyone was asked about medical insurance is not longer there because Congress changed the law and the IRS changed the regulations that required medical insurance and required the question to be asked of everyone.
Perhaps if you skipped the medical section then you missed the question, which is why TurboTax suggests that you walk through the entire interview so you do not miss something.
I didn't "see" that anywhere. It was confirmed by the IRS and Turbotax reps on the phone that back in Jan, apparently the IRS hadn't told turbotax they had to "prompt" all filers for the health care tax form. So walking through step-by-step (which I did) accomplished nothing. When I spoke with Turbotax today, the rep said this was an error on the part of IRS, and there was nothing they could do to assist me.
In March the no longer mandatory question was put back into the program so everyone needed to answer it to move onto the FILE tab. So even though the question was not in the earlier versions the 1095-A itself told you it must be reported on the return just like any other tax reporting form. When you signed up for the marketplace insurance you agree that you would report the 1095-A on the return even if you were otherwise not required to file a return. Failure to follow those explicit instructions OR to ask where to enter the information in the TT program BEFORE you filed is not the DIY program's fault. After all you signed the return stating that it was correct and complete when you filed.
It is not an error on anyone part since it was an act of Congress, the TCJA (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) that removed the mandated questions that took affect in 2019.
And what exactly do you think TT can do for you ? Once you have filed all your issues are with the IRS and TT cannot intercede on your behalf. All you can do is follow the IRS instructions and wait for them to process the return.
You may want to contact a Taxpayer Advocate in your area. See this IRS website for Taxpayer Advocate in your area and a toll free number - http://www.irs.gov/Advocate/Local-Taxpayer-Advocate
I received my letter after filing, and yes that is a form I should have remembered. But let's get real here -- most people don't know wtf their doing on their taxes, it's not malicious and it's not stupidity - it's just reality. That's why they pay companies and accountants to help them complete their taxes. Otherwise, they would do them alone, for free. Had the appropriate prompts come up, I would have thought "oh yeah, I need that, whoops!" That's the whole point of the service, to help ensure people complete the taxes correctly and completely. Obviously, people knew there was as issue with how this was instituted, because once it was brought up by the IRS, the software prompt was updated.
My issue was purely that I asked turbotax to to issue a partial refund for their filing "deluxe" services, because as a result of the software and it's missing prompt, after sending in those updated forms, I still have not been able to receive my refund due to the pandemic. The IRS has communicated this is affecting TONS of people.
Sorry ... but refunding of the TT fees is not going to happen ... this was not a program flaw since the ability to enter the form was in the program you just didn't find it.
Next year ... if you qualify then use one of the 10 IRS FREE FILE options to file a fed & state return for free ... you just need to wait until they open usually about mid January.