I'm currently doing my tax return. In 2017, I paid 12 months of health insurance premiums out of pocket, on my own private plan bought through the Marketplace. In the tax return, it instructs NOT to put these premiums in the Medical Expenses Deduction section if they are from an Affordable Care Act plan.
You put them in later when it asks for Form 1095-A info. So I did this. But it had no effect on my return. I got no Premium Tax Credit advance during the year (all 12 months of this are $0.00 on form 1095-A). What's going on? Why did it instruct me NOT to enter my premiums in that previous section, but then also not give me any adjustment for entering them in the next section?
Edits from comments:
1. I'm single, income is well within the ~11,000 - 47,000 window
2. I'm not eligible for Medicaid in my state
3. The IRS "wizard" for the Premium Tax Credit says I'm eligible