Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)

How will I be penalized if I don't buy health care coverage under ObamaCare?

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2014-01-26 04:14:48

The IRS will receive data from the Dept of Health and Human

Services (the department charged with administering the ACA) to

indicate that a person (or family) has not obtained proper


When you file your taxes, the IRS will then add the appropriate

penalty to your taxes, requiring you to either pay more, or reduce

the refund owed you.

Despite common lore, the IRS can most certainly enforce this tax

penalty. The specific actions that the IRS is allowed to perform to

collect this debt are more limited than for a normal tax debt (i.e.

they can't seize property, but they CAN garnish wages), but the IRS

nonetheless can collect on it.

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