Uncertainty Over Individual Mandate Rankles Taxpayers
"I've had some people who say, 'Screw that penalty; I'm not going to pay,'" said Connie Kline, a tax preparer from Simi Valley.
Ventura County Star:
Obamacare Stirs Local Debate, This Time On Taxes
The Affordable Care Act may not survive Donald Trump's presidency. But for now, most people who aren't insured still have to pay penalties on their tax returns whether they're happy about it or not, according to Ventura County tax experts...Efforts to repeal the health care law, so far unsuccessful, have seeded confusion in the tax world about whether people must pay the law's penalty for not obtaining health insurance coverage — as much as $1,250 for a family with an income of $50,000. Questions exist, too, about whether people have to acknowledge on tax forms whether they were covered during the past year. (Kisken, 4/6)