IRS Calls Obamacare Individual Mandate Tax A “Shared Responsibility Payment”

February 26, 2014 10:28 amViews: 317

IRS Shared Responsibility Payment


Almost everything that comes out of Washington these days that has Obama anywhere near it is beginning to sound more and more like a propaganda state. Really, if you keep your eyes and ears open, you can spot the doublespeak a mile away.

The Obamacare individual mandate tax (remember, the Supreme Court called it a tax) which is collected by the IRS is being referred to as a, "shared responsibility payment." Do you have that? Here we have something that couldn't be more of a tax by a definition of what the Obama administration actually did to get this boondoggle passed into law. The Supreme Court ruled it was a tax. The IRS will now collect it in your tax return. But the IRS can't come to actually call it a tax, they have to euphemistically call it a "shared responsibility payment" because they don't want people getting ticked off at a new tax plus they want to add a little Socialism lingo in there as well.

Well okay, it's not a tax or a penalty unless you don't have insurance. So, in effect you are paying a tax for something you don't even buy.

Got that figured out yet?

Read more below from Americans for Tax Reform:

President Obama’s Internal Revenue Service today quietly released a series of Obamacare “Health Care Tax Tips” warning Americans that they must obtain “qualifying” health insurance – as defined by the federal government – or face a “shared responsibility payment” when filing their tax returns in 2015. The term “shared responsibility payment” refers to the Obamacare individual mandate tax, one of at least seven tax hikes in the healthcare law that directly hit families making less than $250,000 per year.

In “Four Tax Facts about the Health Care Law for Individuals” the agency writes:

Your 2014 tax return will ask if you had insurance coverage or qualified for an exemption. If not, you may owe a shared responsibility payment when you file in 2015.

In “The Individual Shared Responsibility Payment- An Overview” the agency warns Americans they must prove they were covered each and every month of the year:

For any month in 2014 that you or any of your dependents don’t maintain coverage and don’t qualify for an exemption, you will need to make an individual shared responsibility payment with your 2014 tax return filed in 2015.

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