Mankato, MN asked in Tax Law for Minnesota

Q: i still owe obamacare penalty from 2015. will trump tax reform eliminate that penalty in 2019?

i still owe a "shared responsibility" from 2015, when i made barely enough to afford rent, but could not afford groceries, let alone health insurance. I am still getting harassed about it this year. With the individual mandate penalty being eliminated with this new tax bill, will that penalty for that year also be eliminated as well, or will i still have to pay?

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Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Burlington, CT

A: It is not retroactive so you will still owe the penalty. Did you look into whether you were exempt?

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