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Why did turbo tax not ask about medical this year?

 
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Why did turbo tax not ask about medical this year?

The question " If you had health insurance " was removed since the health insurance for Federal purposes is no longer mandatory for 2019.

 

You can access the Medical section to report your medical expenses or if you received Form 1095-A by following the steps below:

  1. Log in to your account. 
  2. Go to Federal Taxes.
  3. Go to Deductions and Credits.
  4. Scroll down to Medical.
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Why did turbo tax not ask about medical this year?

Will this affect the amount of refund or money owed? I appear to owe a large amount this year and wondering why my withholdings were so low. Could it be related to this change not being reflected in the withholding table by the IRS? 

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Why did turbo tax not ask about medical this year?

1. You cannot be penalized for not having health insurance this year (this is what MayaD was referring to).

 

2. For 2018, the IRS updated the withholding tables to reflect the tax "cuts" in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. This meant that for the same situation on your W-4, you would have less money withheld.

 

3. Of course, as it turns out, some taxpayers ended up owing more tax because of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, so their refunds shrank dramatically or even disappeared.

 

4. However, since we in the Community cannot see your tax return nor the screen you are on, we cannot know for sure what happened with your return.

 

If you want to discuss your return with a TurboTax professional, I encourage you to look into TurboTax LIve where you can speak to a credentialed tax professional to ask these questions. Please see this TurboTax webpage.

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