Friday, November 2, 2012

Obamacare New Tax Forms - Projection

So, if Obamacare is not repealed and the monstrosity lumbers onto fruition, we may very well see a new tax form that looks like the one Americans For Tax Reform came up with. The IRS will be checking whether or not you have mandatory healthcare in order to levy fines accordingly... and of course if you are a member of certain groups that the Obama White House and their Dept of Health and Human Services has exempted, then there is nothing to worry about. That would be some 1200 companies (a complete list is on this government website), unions and union members, prisoners, illegal aliensreligious sects including some Muslims, and AARP Medigap plans and others. Some claim that anyone who helped Obama's campaign obtained an exemption from the whole mess.  Everyone else will just have to obey this new law, buy into some stupid health insurance exchange, or face penalties enforced by the IRS.. and we all know how charming they can be.

But I digress...

Reported from Americans For Tax Reform...
When Obamacare’s individual mandate takes effect in 2014, all Americans who file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax form. The new form will require disclosure of a taxpayer’s personal identifying health information in order to determine compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.

As confirmed by IRS testimony to the tax-writing House Committee on Ways and Means, “taxpayers will file their tax returns reporting their health insurance coverage, and/or making a payment”.

So why will the Obama IRS require your personal identifying health information?

Simply put, there is no way for the IRS to enforce Obamacare’s individual mandate without such an invasive reporting scheme. Every January, health insurance companies across America will send out tax documents to each insured individual. This tax document—a copy of which will be furnished to the IRS—must contain sufficient information for taxpayers to prove that they purchased qualifying health insurance under Obamacare.

This new tax information document must, at a minimum, contain: the name and health insurance identification number of the taxpayer; the name and tax identification number of the health insurance company; the number of months the taxpayer was covered by this insurance plan; and whether or not the plan was purchased in one of Obamacare’s “exchanges.”

This will involve millions of new tax documents landing in mailboxes across America every January, along with the usual raft of W-2s, 1099s, and 1098s. At tax time, the 140 million families who file a tax return will have to get acquainted with a brand new tax filing form. Six million of these families will end up paying Obamacare’s individual mandate non-compliance tax penalty.

As a service to the public, Americans for Tax Reform has released a projected version of this tax form to help families and tax specialists prepare for this additional filing requirement. Taxpayers may view the projected IRS form at or see below. On the form, lines 3-4 show where taxpayers will disclose their personal identifying health information.

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