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The new leg­is­la­tion elim­i­nates the Afford­able Care Act’s indi­vid­ual man­date or what it’s bet­ter known as Oba­macare. It’s not for this tax sea­son so if you went with­out health insur­ance sor­ry to break it to you, but you are going to be penal­ized unless you qual­i­fy for an exemp­tion of some type. The no penal­iza­tion will occur for the year 2019.

The penal­ty for going uncov­ered for 2018 will be $695 per adult or 2.5% of house­hold income in excess of tax fil­ing thresh­olds, whichev­er is high­er. The dead­line for open enroll­ment was Dec 15th. There was  plen­ty of bar­gains out there: Kaiser Fam­i­ly Foun­da­tion esti­mates that more than half of sub­sidy-eli­gi­ble, unin­sured indi­vid­u­als could buy a bronze-lev­el plan for no pre­mi­um contribution—that is, a $0 pre­mi­um. Doesn’t hurt to call around and see what is avail­able for you.

Because of the tax penal­ty is going to van­ish I would still sug­gest to have health insur­ance in case of any trag­ic acci­dent you are cov­ered.


          One thing we don’t want is penal­ties and anoth­er is being late fil­ing our tax­es, and that’s in either case get­ting a refund or owing the irs.  Late fil­ing penal­ty comes from doing your tax­es after the last tax day. The last tax day nor­mal­ly is April 15th depend­ing on the day of the week it lands on. This penal­ty will also accrue if you didn’t file an exten­sion which gives you anoth­er 6 months to file your tax­es. Here are some   use­ful infor­ma­tion and a  few things you should know about fil­ing late tax­es.

You need to use form 4868 to request an exten­sion for your taxes.(very easy and sim­ple)

This penal­ty alone will cost you 5 per­cent of the unpaid tax­es every month you didn’t file your tax­es and they are late ( it adds up just file 4868)

YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE but this fee starts the fol­low­ing day that your tax­es are due, and you didn’t file. The IRS is on there ish and wants there mon­ey asap.

The penal­ty will nev­er be more that 25 per­cent of the tax­es you did­nt pay.

There is a late fil­ing penal­ty and late pay­ment penal­ty and the fil­ing penal­ty is much high­er
-so if you cant pay dont let that be a rea­son you dont file.