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  • IRS unable to make sure people comply with Obamacare penalty: Treasury IG

    05/08/2015 10:07:56 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2015 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The IRS cannot be sure that Americans who lacked health insurance last year have complied with Obamacare’s “individual mandate” penalty this tax season, according to an inspector general report Friday that pointed to a decision to delay proof-of-coverage forms from insurers and employers until 2016. Agency mangers told the Treasury’s Inspector General for Tax Administration that a “business decision was made to not develop processes and procedures” to ensure compliance after it decided in 2013 to delay the pair of forms. The documents are sent to both filers and the IRS, allowing the federal government to cross-check what filers say...
  • ObamaCare's Tax Shock Is Far Worse Than Predicted

    04/29/2015 8:33:06 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 47 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/29/2015 | Staff
    Health Reform: Providing still more evidence of how ObamaCare is "working," most enrollees learned this year that they had to pay back a huge chunk of their insurance subsidies. So much for "affordability."
  • IRS won't penalize people for failing to say they have health insurance on tax form

    03/30/2015 5:54:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/30/15 | Robert King
    For the first time, a majority of taxpayers will have to check a box on their tax return attesting they have health insurance either through their job or Medicare or Medicaid. But what happens if they miss it, which can easily happen on the complex form? The Internal Revenue Service told the Washington Examiner it will not penalize anyone who has insurance but neglected to check the box. However, a taxpayer may be asked by the agency if they have health insurance if their return is flagged during a routine check. "The IRS routinely follows-up on the accuracy and completeness...
  • IRS blames Obamacare for shoddy customer service

    03/18/2015 9:25:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS is unable to answer most taxpayers’ calls this year because it’s had to put money into getting up and running for Obamacare, agency Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress on Wednesday.Mr. Koskinen said his agency has had to shift tens of millions of dollars from customer service over to build the computer systems and get ready to handle questions this year about Obamacare and the law’s tax penalty, which kicks in for the first time this year.
  • I just did my income taxes

    03/18/2015 6:21:17 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 21 replies
    Free Republic Blogosphere ^ | 3/18/2015 | Mr. K
    I just did my income taxes It came to a question of “Did I have health insurance coverage” and I answered NO (there was no option for “none of your f%^&ing business”) I wanted to see where this was going to take me. It then asked why I didn't have coverage and said that under ‘special circumstances’ that my fine/tax could be waived and it listed 5 options- one of which was “It was too expensive” and so I picked that... (inexplicably again there was no option for “none of your f%^&ing business”) Then it said “Congratulations! your fine/tax fee...
  • ObamaCare Premiums Jumped 23% This Year -- After Subsidies

    03/18/2015 4:12:52 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/17/2015 | John Merline
    President Obama has talked a lot in recent months about how health care inflation has moderated in recent years, and he always manages to credit ObamaCare for the result. But there is rampant inflation in one part of the health care system, and ironically enough it involves ObamaCare premiums.
  • Obamacare’s 1095-A Nightmare

    03/11/2015 5:11:01 AM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | March 11, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Somewhere along the way, the worker bees at Connect for Health Colorado dragooned us into an Obamacare exchange plan offered by Rocky Mountain Health without our knowledge or consent. (How else has the White House inflated Obamacare enrollment figures? Things that make you go “hmm.”) Last month, we received an IRS 1095-A form, which, much to our shock and chagrin, indicated that we had paid Obamacare premiums every month during 2014. It took hours of time on the phone and Internet to receive an explanation from Connect for Health Colorado on how exactly this had happened. Here was the government’s...
  • Seven Things You Should Know about the IRS Rule Challenged in King v. Burwell ​

    03/04/2015 6:52:02 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Nationanl Review ^ | 3-4-15 | Michael F. Cannon
    And none of them make the IRS look very good. This week, the Supreme Court considers King v. Burwell. At issue is whether the IRS exceeded its authority under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by issuing a final IRS rule that expanded the application of the Act’s subsidies and mandates beyond the limits imposed by the statute. King v. Burwell is not a constitutional challenge. It challenges an IRS rule as being inconsistent with the Act it purports to implement. The case is a straightforward question of statutory interpretation. Here are seven things everyone needs to know about...
  • Obama wants massive spending, staffing increases for IRS in 2016 budget

    02/17/2015 2:07:04 PM PST · by Taxman · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/16/15 | Sarah Westwood
    Thousands of new Internal Revenue Service employees will not be shouldering the regulatory burden Obamacare rules have heaped onto the tax agency, despite IRS claims that it needed massive additional funding to hire such support staff. Only 483 of the 9,245 new hires President Obama is seeking for the IRS in his 2016 budget proposal would be assigned to work on Obamacare programs, according to a budget summary published by the federal tax agency. As the agency tasked with enforcing Obamacare’s individual mandate provision, the IRS must for the first time this year assess a fine against people who were...
  • ACA (ObamaCare) infiltrates your Tax Return this year. (Vanity)

    02/02/2015 7:20:46 AM PST · by Din Maker · 33 replies
    I did my Income Taxes online last night. I got a surprise near the end. The tax program, I've used for years would not let me complete the process until I answered "Government Required" questions re: my family's health care. It began with: "Due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act......" It seemed to indicate that if one does not have Health Coverage, it could hold up your Tax Return. That's your Government at work "for you"!
  • If You Received a Higher Obamacare Subsidy Than You Were Eligible For, You Don’t Have to Pay...

    01/31/2015 3:59:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 1/30/15 | Andrew Kloster
    If You Received a Higher Obamacare Subsidy Than You Were Eligible For, You Don’t Have to Pay It Back This Year **SNIP** However, the IRS will waive the 2014 late payment penalty for those who received an excessive premium tax credit. The IRS has now granted these recipients of excessive federal benefits a one-year holiday. Even though they clearly owe the overpayment for 2014, they will effectively not have to, and no doubt won’t, pay the money back because they will not face any penalty if they do not pay it immediately. If the Obama administration delays the payment again,...
  • BOMBSHELL: IRS Has Active Contract For MILLIONS With Company HHS FIRED Over Botched Healthcare.gov

    01/22/2015 2:28:41 PM PST · by illiac · 7 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 1/222/15 | Richard Pollock
    Seven months after federal officials fired CGI Federal for its botched work on Obamacare website Healthcare.gov, the IRS awarded the same company a $4.5 million IT contract for its new Obamacare tax program. CGI is a $10.5 billion Montreal-based company that has forever been etched into the public’s mind as the company behind the bungled Obamacare main website. After facing a year of embarrassing failures, federal officials finally pulled the plug on the company and terminated CGI’s contract in January 2014. Yet on Aug. 11, seven months later, IRS officials signed a new contract with CGI to provide “critical functions”...
  • BOMBSHELL: IRS Has Active Contract For MILLIONS With Company HHS FIRED Over Botched Healthcare.gov

    01/22/2015 1:07:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 22, 2015 | Richard Pollock
    Seven months after federal officials fired CGI Federal for its botched work on Obamacare website Healthcare.gov, the IRS awarded the same company a $4.5 million IT contract for its new Obamacare tax program. CGI is a $10.5 billion Montreal-based company that has forever been etched into the public’s mind as the company behind the bungled Obamacare main website. After facing a year of embarrassing failures, federal officials finally pulled the plug on the company and terminated CGI’s contract in January 2014. Yet on Aug. 11, seven months later, IRS officials signed a new contract with CGI to provide “critical functions”...
  • Obamacare to make filing income taxes a nightmare for many low-income taxpayers this year

    01/20/2015 7:29:29 AM PST · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1-20-2015 | Thomas Lifson
    There are gong to be many millions of newly befuddled, fearful, and angry taxpayers this April, hit with the consequences of Obamacare’s social engineering when they try to file their taxes in April. Many will suffer unexpected financial penalties and costs, especially those accustomed to filing under the simplified tax forms applying to straight salaried people with standard deductions. H&R Block is warning that “[n]o one can understand” the New Obamacare tax code requirements for filing this year. In fact, millions of people accustomed to filing the postcard-sized 1040EZ form will now have to file extremely complicated and detailed forms,...
  • H&R Block: ‘No One Can Understand’ New Obamacare Tax Code

    01/19/2015 9:25:09 AM PST · by servo1969 · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1-19-2015 | RICHARD POLLOCK
    “Now that the Affordable Care Act has made health care a tax issue, no one can understand it,” H&R Block flatly tells taxpayers in a video that resides on its dedicated Obamacare web site. A former IRS Commissioner agrees, and cautions that the new tax requirements will be a “shock to the system,” especially afflicting low-income earners who have never itemized on their tax return.The tax preparation giant — with 24 million tax clients worldwide — reports that the Obamacare tax rules now constitute “the biggest tax code change in the last 20 years.”The company is so concerned, it has...
  • New tax forms to fill out on health insurance coverage

    01/13/2015 6:47:07 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 1/13/15 | Carole Feldman
    Be prepared for the tax man to get even more personal this year — with questions about your health insurance. For the first time, you'll have to state whether you had health insurance, through an employer, one of the exchanges or purchased privately. And if you didn't, you could face a penalty. Also, if you got advance payments of the premium tax credit under the Affordable Care Act, even for only part of the year, there's a new form to file... There's more. If you had life changes — a new job with a higher salary, for example — from...
  • Obamacare Problems? Now in Hands of IRS

    01/11/2015 8:00:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    Deluged with catastrophes, court challenges and criticism, Obamacare (ACA) has had a controversial life to date. Yet it is ready to enter a completely new phase where the implementation gets shifted to the Internal Revenue Service – America’s favorite three words. If you liked the health care plan up to now, you ain’t seen nothing yet. 2010 was actually the first year that the IRS was involved in Obamacare enforcement. The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit went into effect with this filing year. You may remember I wrote that there was mass resistance to this credit by the tax-preparer...
  • Wondering how Obamacare affects your tax return? Relax: You just need to know your NABPP and SLCSP

    01/08/2015 5:18:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/08/15 | David Martosko
    Wondering how Obamacare affects your tax return? Relax: You just need to know your NABPP and SLCSP from your SRP, MEC and ECN – and follow the IRS's 21 PAGE guide - Lengthy and impersonal 'Publication 5187' is now available as Americans grapple with Obamacare's impact on their annual tax returns - Includes 4-page glossary of terms and acronyms taxpayers need to understand because of the Affordable Care Act - Boiled down: Get medical insurance, prove you aren't required to, or pay a new tax - Some example scenarios in the IRS manual are more than 150 words long, use...
  • 21 pages of Obamacare tax instructions, IRS demands 'shared responsibility payment'

    01/09/2015 7:16:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | January 8, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The complicated process of signing up for Obamacare is now being matched by IRS instructions to help Americans figure out how much in healthcare taxes they owe Uncle Sam. The agency has issued 21 pages of instructions, complete with links to at least three long forms and nine tip sheets. It is geared to those who have Obamacare or who owe a fine, dubbed “shared responsibility payment,” for refusing to get health insurance. The IRS warned that everybody must have health insurance or pay the tax. “While the vast majority of tax filers — over three quarters — will just...
  • Got Obamacare? Great! Now here’s your audit: The postman always rings twice… at least.

    01/04/2015 5:32:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Since you’re enjoying your Obamacare health insurance policy so much, you might not be all that put off by a few extra pieces of mail showing up at your door. There’s all those forms to fill out and medical providers to screen, complicated prescription plans and all the rest. But now that the new year is upon us and tax time is approaching, you may want to prepare for an extra surprise from the mailman. It’s coming from the IRS for many of you and it’s not a birthday card.Moe Lane of Red State kicks the tires of this...
  • Half of Obamacare subsidy recipients may owe refunds to the IRS

    01/03/2015 6:45:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/03/2015 | Justin Green
    As many as 3.4 million people who received Obamacare subsidies may owe refunds to the federal government, according to an estimate by a tax preparation firm. H&R Block is estimating that as many as half of the 6.8 million people who received insurance premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act benefited from subsidies that were too large, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. “The ACA is going to result in more confusion for existing clients, and many taxpayers may well be very disappointed by getting less money and possibly even owing money," the president of a tax preparation and education...
  • Judge: IRS Obamacare Rule 'Is Arbitrary, Capricious, and Abuse of Discretion'

    10/03/2014 8:51:26 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | 02 October 2014 | Craig Bannister
    In his decision, U.S. District Judge Ronald White concluded Tuesday that the IRS rule altering the Obamacare law and providing billions in subsidies is "arbitrary, capricious and abuse of discretion": "The court holds that the IRS rule is arbitrary, capricious, and abuse of discretion or otherwise not in accordance with law, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.706(2)(A), in excess of summary jurisdiction, authority or limitation, or short of statutory right, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 706(2)(C), or otherwise is an invalidation of the ACA [Affordable Care Act], and is hereby vacated. The court's order of vacatur is stayed, however, pending resolution of any...
  • Revenge: Republicans to Strip $341 Million From IRS in Response to Scandals

    07/05/2014 8:06:40 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-4-2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    July 4, 2014 Revenge: Republicans to Strip $341 Million From IRS in Response to Scandals Pete Kasperowicz After months of frustration with the IRS over the targeting scandal and lost emails, House Republicans will exact some revenge next week by passing legislation that cuts the IRS operating budget by $341 million compared to current levels. GOP leaders plan to call up a spending bill for fiscal year 2015 that funds the IRS and other agencies, but singles out the IRS for the targeting scandal and other problems that have surfaced over the last few years. “The committee remains troubled by...
  • [VANITY] Why the IRS Emails Were "Lost" - The Smoking Gun

    06/20/2014 7:08:17 AM PDT · by tom h · 42 replies
    Spectator,org ^ | June 20, 2014 | Various
    When the news trickled out a year ago that the head of the IRS union, Colleen ("fat and ugly") Kelley, met with President Obama the day before the agency began targeting the Tea Party, I finally saw the link. The story was picked up by many news sources on the right but did not develop any further. It's my opinion that this is the connection that the "lost" emails are trying to hide. And it's a big connection -- the White House, the POTUS, the union boss, and the government agency all collaborating, and conspiring, to thwart the actions of...
  • It’s Official: The IRS Will Raid Your Tax Data Through Obamacare

    05/05/2014 1:48:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | may 5, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Internal Revenue Service this week will publish a final rule requiring Obamacare health insurance exchanges to hand over key personal data to the IRS, which will use the information to implement the tax aspects of the controversial health care law. The IRS rule covers health exchanges that sell insurance to individuals, and it takes effect this year. That means people enrolled in an Obamacare exchange this year will have their information given to the IRS as soon as it’s needed for tax purposes. Information to be handed over from Obamacare exchanges includes names, addresses, taxpayer identification numbers, insurance premium...
  • Shocker: IRS estimates cheapest Obamacare plan $20k per family in 2016

    03/06/2014 7:54:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/06/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    In an official document, the Internal Revenue Service, the enforcer of Obamacare’s mandates, is estimating that the cheapest Obamacare plan (the Bronze level of coverage) will cost a family of four $20,000 per year. Matt Cover of CNS News writes: The IRS's assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year is found in examples the IRS gives to help people understand how to calculate the penalty they will need to pay the government if they do not buy a mandated health plan. The examples point to families of four and families of five, both of...
  • IRS: Obamacare Cheapest Plan $20,000 Per Family in 2016

    (CNSNews.com) – In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year. Under Obamacare, Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS. The IRS's assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year is found in examples the IRS gives to help people understand how to calculate the penalty they will need to pay the government if they do not buy a mandated health plan. The examples...
  • IRS Warns: Obamacare Tax Must Be Paid with Tax Return

    02/25/2014 8:01:51 PM PST · by Mariner · 125 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | Tuesday, February 25, 2014 6:20 PM EST | John Kartch
    GET INVOLVED Email:* Zip Code: *Required Privacy Policy Email Print Tuesday, February 25, 2014 6:20 PM EST John Kartch Related Items Grover Norquist discusses the Obamacare Cover Up Obamacare Exchanges Enroll Only 51,000 Uninsured Americans The Obamacare Signup Cover-up Daily Media Spotlight for August 15, 2013 Read More IRS Warns: Obamacare Tax Must Be Paid with Tax Return Agency employs Orwellian term “Shared Responsibility Payment” to describe Obamacare individual mandate tax. 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...
  • IRS Warns: Obamacare Tax Must Be Paid with Tax Return

    02/25/2014 6:08:31 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 80 replies
    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.
  • Obama Silences Critics With IRS

    President Obama is using the Internal Revenue Service to silence employers unhappy about Obamacare. That’s the hidden purpose behind the employer mandate delay announced on February 10th. The administration released 227 pages of mind-numbing regulations ridiculously billed as making “ the compliance process simpler and easier” for employers. Hidden in the gobbledy-gook (on pages 125-6) is a requirement that employers sign a statement to the IRS, meaning under penalty of perjury, that they have not reduced the number of employees or cut hours to shield themselves from the costs of Obamacare. Democrats running for re-election this fall are desperate to...
  • Treasury: Employers must “self-attest” OCare not behind staffing decisions–under penalty of perjury

    02/11/2014 5:46:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 11, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Old and busted: Businesses will love ObamaCare for its cost savings in health care! New hotness: Businesses had better not make staffing decisions based on cost savings from ObamaCare-fueled price spikes! After its latest delay in implementing the employer mandate, the Obama administration rebuffed criticisms that the law incentivizes employers to shift to part-time work by announcing the Treasury Inquisition — ahem, excuse me, the Treasury Attestation Department: The latest announcement comes after the administration heard from businesses about their concerns with the looming ObamaCare rules. However, the change is sure to raise more questions about the health and implementation...
  • Stalinist Lawlessness: Companies Must Swear to IRS They Didn´t Fire Employees Because of Obamacare

    02/12/2014 11:53:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 2/12/14 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, there´s so much going on out there. The lawlessness of this Regime knows no bounds. There´s nothing stopping this man from doing anything. If he wants to raise marginal tax rates, he can just do it. Nobody´s gonna stop him. Here is the latest. As you know, the Regime recently delayed the implementation of the employer mandate for three years, until 2016. This means that employers who have a hundred or less employees will be subject to the mandate. (Snip) I mean, this is absolutely lawless. It is against the law. They cannot, ladies and gentlemen,
  • Companies Must Justify Their Workforce Decisions Under Obama’s Latest Rewrite

    02/11/2014 8:24:25 AM PST · by chessplayer · 63 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Once again acting without Congress, President Obama has unilaterally changed his signature health insurance law, delaying its employer mandate – the second time he’s done this -- to 2016, after the mid-term elections. BUT: To be eligible for the additional delay, the Obama administration says an employer “may not reduce the size of its workforce or the overall hours of service of its employees” unless it can justify those reductions to the Internal Revenue Service. On Monday, the administration issued new regulations saying that employers with 50 to 99 workers don’t need to provide minimum essential coverage until...
  • Hidden in (Unconstitutional) Obama Diktat: Employer Mandate Delay VOID if You Fire Workers/Cut Hours

    02/11/2014 6:40:45 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    As the country's first 'Imperial President' threatens to rule by Executive fiat and just simply run-over the Republicans' feckless leadership, he's also made clear he intends to continue ongoing, previous strategies (lie, obfuscate, and withhold) he's utilized thus far. The latest example of unconstitutional+underhanded mischief from the habitually-dishonest Obama was unearthed by Megyn Kelly on Fox Monday night, when in the course of researching the ObamaCare Employer Mandate delay they found 'on one little nugget... found under a mountain of new regulations': any employer who dare “reduce the size of its workforce or its overall hours of service of its employees' will...
  • State legislatures advance bills which will legally “gut” ObamaCare

    01/17/2014 9:10:31 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/17/14 | Doug Book
    The IRS is facing numerous lawsuits thanks to its illegal decision to provide subsidies to insurance companies in states which did NOT create an ObamaCare exchange. The Service’s unilateral decision to confiscate and distribute $700 billion in subsidies and tax credits DIRECTLY violates the language of the Affordable Care Act; language which is quite specific in stating that subsidies and the penalties they trigger are only authorized to be dealt out through STATE established exchanges. In August of 2013, District Judge Ronald White ruled that a suit filed against the IRS for this illegal ObamaCare decision may go forward. The...
  • A health industry expert on ‘the fundamental problem with Obamacare’ (They can't collect the tax)

    01/12/2014 10:30:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 9, 2014 | Ezra Klein
    Ezra Klein: Give me your status report on Obamacare. Where do you think the law stands now? Robert Laszewski: They’re about where I expected them to be. HealthCare.Gov on the front-end is in pretty good shape. It’s where it should’ve been at launch. The back-end is still highly problematic. Clearly the administration put its emphasis on the consumer side. Insurers are still seeing errors in probably 5 percent of the files coming through. That’s compounded by the issue of all the people enrolling in the last few weeks. That’s a huge surge that would create customer-service problems in the best...
  • Federal law says you CAN opt out of Obamacare and CAN NOT be penalized if you do

    01/09/2014 8:58:27 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 43 replies
    The DC Clothesline ^ | January 9, 2014 | Dr. Eowyn
    Ever heard of a federal law 42 USC § 18115: Freedom Not to Participate in Federal Health Insurance Programs? I haven’t either.But thanks to FOTM reader Joseph, now we all do!This is how Cornell University Law School’s website describes 42 USC § 18115: No individual, company, business, nonprofit entity, or health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall be required to participate in any Federal health insurance program created under this Act(or any amendments made by this Act), or in any Federal health insurance program expanded by this Act (or any such amendments), and there shall be no penalty or fine imposed upon any such...
  • Next Big Obamacare Shock May Come at Tax Time

    12/28/2013 6:03:32 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12-28-13 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    People who use subsidies to help pay for their Obamacare policies may get a nasty shock at tax time, when the Internal Revenue Service could hit them with a big demand to repay the money. While it's in the law, it's still likely to make plenty of Obamacare subscribers angry at the IRS. "If I were the IRS, I would be very concerned that I’m going to be viewed as the villain when people have to pay back money the government gave them for health insurance,” says Chris Condeluci, who served as Senate Finance Committee GOP tax counsel when Obamacare...
  • Did the White House just inadvertently confirm Obama ID fraud?

    12/25/2013 8:30:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 78 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/13 | Jason Kissner
    President Obama's personal data is "not in particular government data bases" so his identity cannot be verified. And this according to White House sources. Huh? What kind of data? And what kind of president cannot have his identity verified. And this little disclosure comes just as Americans are turning off the news to an extent that makes the classic "Friday afternoon data dump" look like publicity-seeking. **SNIP** Here are some simple questions: Does Obama file his tax returns by way of sending staff to a DC IRS building? If not, why not? Doesn't the integrity of Obama's tax returns relate...
  • IRS Has No Strategy for Fraudulent Obamacare Tax Credits

    12/25/2013 9:46:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/04/13
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has no system in place to prevent fraud when individuals apply for tax credits under Obamacare, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The IG said in an audit released Tuesday that the IRS has no plan to manage, monitor, or mitigate fraud risk when processing premium tax credits available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “The ACA Program has not yet completed a fraud mitigation strategy,” the audit found. “It is important for the IRS to thoroughly consider fraud threats and risks that could impact new ACA systems.”
  • Rep. Jim McDermott, a Democrat, not surprised that Obamacare vulnerable to fraud

    12/04/2013 2:22:33 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | December 4, 2013 | Seth McLaughlin
    Rep. Jim McDermott on Wednesday downplayed a report from a Treasury Department watchdog that warned the government subsides that are supposed to help Americans purchase health care under the Affordable Care Act are vulnerable to fraud. Speaking on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” Mr. McDermott, Washington Democrat, said that he has not had time to read the audit, but said that it is no surprise that government programs are subject to fraud. “Medicare is subject to fraud. Taxpaying is subject to fraud. The IRS is subject to fraud, and what you do is as you discover things, you developed mechanisms to catch...
  • IRS goes after ObamaCare critic C. Steven Tucker, and South Carolina cancer patient

    12/03/2013 8:30:54 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Dec 2, 2013
    Monday, December 02, 2013 IRS goes after ObamaCare critic C. Steven Tucker, and South Carolina cancer patient CHICAGO - One afternoon a few weeks ago, Chicago insurance broker and ObamaCare critic C. Steven Tucker happened to see a cancer patient tell Fox News' Megyn Kelly about losing his health care insurance policy. Tucker looked up the South Carolina resident on Facebook and offered to help him find health care coverage immediately, so his badly-needed cancer treatments could continue. Tucker and cancer patient Bill Elliott connected and Tucker was able to find Elliott the help he needed. Elliott publicly thanked Tucker...
  • Speak about ObamaCare, get audited

    11/30/2013 7:53:58 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/30/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    In what would be an astounding coincidence if it isn't evidence of IRS targeting those who embarrass ObamaCare, two people suddenly find themselves being audited by the IRS. Bill Elliott, a cancer patient who lost his insurance thanks to ObamaCare and was unable to pay the new rates, appeared on Megyn Kelley's Fox News show, telling her he was going to just pay the fine and "let nature take its course."
  • Lose Insurance Under Obamacare, Speak Up, IRS Audits You

    11/29/2013 6:36:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/29/2013 | Ethel C. Fenig
    It was tragic that Bill Elliot of South Carolina was stricken with cancer; reassuring that his excellent insurance covered his expensive but medically advanced treatment and he was doing well. And then came another tragedy--in the form of an elitist, totalitarian, Know It All Government, almost worse than the cancer. The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, deemed Elliot's fine insurance policy unacceptable--probably because it didn't include maternity coverage--and offered him another policy with higher, "affordable" premiums that Elliot couldn't afford. As he told Megyn Kelly of Fox News, he didn't want to burden his family with the unaffordable affordable premiums so...
  • Memo Warned of "Limitless" Security Risks for HealthCare.gov ("Catastrophic"?)

    11/11/2013 5:23:15 PM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | Monday, November 11, 2103 | Sharyl Attkisson
    CBS News has learned that the project manager in charge of building the federal health care website was apparently kept in the dark about serious failures in the website's security. Those failures could lead to identity theft among buying insurance. The project manager testified to congressional investigators behind closed doors, but CBS News has obtained the first look at a partial transcript of his testimony. Henry Chao, HealthCare.gov's chief project manager at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), gave nine hours of closed-door testimony to the House Oversight Committee in advance of this week's hearing. In excerpts CBS...
  • The Insiders: New Obamacare marketing – ‘Sign up and shut up or the IRS will be calling’

    11/22/2013 1:53:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 21, 2013 | Ed Rogers
    Obamacare was marketed to voters as a health-care overhaul that would allow Americans to benefit from lower costs and more options, and keep their current insurance and stay with their existing doctors if they wanted to. Well, for millions of Americans, none of that is true. As the truth about Obamacare reveals itself, President Obama has admitted that he will have to “remarket and rebrand” his plan. How does the White House think they will “remarket” Obamacare to voters? Telling the truth could not possibly achieve good results. The truth reveals that under Obamacare, you can’t keep your current insurance...
  • Real estate organizations: IRS won’t put liens on home over Obamacare

    11/04/2013 2:26:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Wichita Business Journal ^ | November 4, 2013 | by John Stearns
    Don’t believe rumors circulating online that the IRS will place liens on homes if owners fail to buy health insurance as mandated under the Affordable Care Act, local and state real estate organizations are saying. The Wichita Area Association of Realtors addresses the rumor in its weekly report today. “Thankfully, this rumor is completely false as Congress specifically prohibited the IRS from filing liens against real property to enforce the individual mandate to purchase health insurance,” the report says.
  • Opt-Out Obamacare Penalty Can't Be Enforced -- Unless You Get a Tax Refund

    10/24/2013 10:48:07 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 98 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10-24-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    October 24, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: For those of us who take as long as we can to pay our taxes, October 15th was the extension filing date for 2012, and I dutifully was in there. My accountant, who is almost afraid to be my accountant because he thinks he's gonna get targeted, too, just 'cause his name's on my return, he said, "Look, you may not know this, but you keep talking about these Obamacare fines if you don't buy a policy. Do you know that under the law --" and I had to go look it up. Not...
  • GOP: IRS picks Obamacare over regular taxpayers

    10/23/2013 6:00:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/23/2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS said this week it is delaying the start of the tax filing season, leading Republicans to argue that the agency is putting its focus on implementing Obamacare at the expense of helping average taxpayers. The IRS blamed the government shutdown, saying that when it furloughed 90 percent of its employees it lost too many work days to begin processing returns on time in January. But House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp said the IRS this year was able to begin processing returns on time despite major changes to tax laws in the "fiscal cliff" deal Congress...
  • IRS official: No ObamaCare problems

    10/09/2013 11:09:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2013 | Sam Baker
    The IRS's share of ObamaCare implementation is "going fine," the director of the tax agency's implementation office said Wednesday. Implementing the healthcare law falls mainly to the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) and the IRS. Technical problems have plagued HHS's rollout of new insurance exchanges. But Sarah Hall Ingram, the director of the IRS's Affordable Care Act office, told a House panel Wednesday that the IRS hasn't experienced similar problems. "The portion of the responsibilities the IRS is in charge of is going fine," Hall Ingram said. Hall Ingram previously led the IRS office that has been accused of...