The federal Taxpayer Advocate Service helped fewer people with Affordable Care Act premium tax credit problems in federal fiscal year 2019 than in federal fiscal year 2018.
The number of ACA premium tax credit cases fell 18% between fiscal year 2018 and fiscal year 2019, to 3,971.
- A copy of the 2019 annual report is available here.
- A copy of the 2018 annual report is available here.
- An earlier article about the APTC program applicants who were dead is available here.
The total number of taxpayer help cases increased 11%, to 240,777.
The number of cases involving another major federal income tax credit program, the earned income tax credit, fell 12%, to 18,691.
The office of the National Taxpayer Advocate, the official in charge of the Taxpayer Advocate Service, reported those figures in the advocate’s annual report to Congress.