Individual Shared Responsibility Payment

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For any month during 2015 you or any of your family members didn’t have minimum essential health insurance coverage or didn’t quality for a coverage exemption, you will be required to make an individual shared responsibility payment when you file your 2015 tax return. To determine if you’re eligible for a coverage exemption or are required to make an individual shared responsibility payment, use this tool at the IRS.gov website.

If you do not qualify for a coverage exemption and must make an individual shared responsibility payment:

  • You should pay it with your tax return or in response to a letter from the IRS requesting payment.  You should not make the payment directly to any individual or return preparer.
  • The amount due is reported on Form 1040 in the Other Taxes section, and in the corresponding sections of Form 1040A and 1040EZ.  You only make a payment for the months you or your dependents did not have coverage or qualify for a coverage exemption.
  • In most cases, the shared responsibility payment reduces your refund. If you are not claiming a refund, the payment will increase the amount you owe on your tax return.

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