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ObamaCare Mandate; those who choose not to purchase insurance will have to pay a tax "penalty" unless they qualify for an exemption. Exemptions from ObamaCare's tax "penalty" mandate are available to a number of Americans. Look below to see if your qualify for an exemption.
The mandate's exemptions cover a variety of people, including: members of certain religious groups and Native American tribes; undocumented immigrants (who are not eligible for health insurance subsidies under the law); incarcerated individuals; people whose incomes are so low they don't have to file taxes (currently $9,500 for individuals and $19,000 for married couples); and people for whom health insurance is considered unaffordable (where insurance premiums after employer contributions and federal subsidies exceed 8% of family income).
Americans who can afford to purchase insurance but chose not to will have to pay an income tax "penalty". This is officially a tax but is also referred to as a "penalty" and a "mandate". The way the ObamaCare mandate works is that any non-exempt who choose to purchase non-qualifying health insurance must pay an income tax surtax at a rate of 1% or $95 in 2014 to 2.5% in 2016 on profitable income above the tax threshold. The total penalty amount cannot exceed the national average of the annual premiums of a "bronze level" health insurance plan on ObamaCare exchanges.
Learn more about the Individual Mandate.
The New ObamaCare Mandate will be filed on your 2014 tax returns. The ObamaCare Health Insurance Exchange opens on Oct, 1st 2013. Insurance must be purchased during or before 2014 to avoid paying the tax.