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For health coverage section, how to say in ttax, wife no insurance april to dec 2017, she's not yet in u.s. jan to mar 2017

wife just arrived as immigrant April 2017 and has no health insu until Dec, for tax purposes filing jointly under health coverage section.

1.selected option unaffordable

-on section "select months each of you had health insu in 2017", no months are selected under wife

-on section "select each of you were offered health insu thru work that was not affordable", months april to dec are selected under wife.

if i go this way, there will be penalty for Jan to mar where wife is still not in u.s., but if i add checkbox option "resident of foreign country" on 1 above, there will be a section, Ttax will ask "select the months you lived in another country, where i can select the box for Jan to Mar, am i doing it right if i go this way..?

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For health coverage section, how to say in ttax, wife no insurance april to dec 2017, she's not yet in u.s. jan to mar 2017

If she qualifies for an exemption to the penalty for the entire year, then yes, select that insurance was not affordable and she was not a citizen, then select the months it was not affordable.  You will then come to the question asking who was a foreign resident.  If you select her name, then on the next screen you should see something that says the penalty has been waived. 

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For health coverage section, how to say in ttax, wife no insurance april to dec 2017, she's not yet in u.s. jan to mar 2017

If she qualifies for an exemption to the penalty for the entire year, then yes, select that insurance was not affordable and she was not a citizen, then select the months it was not affordable.  You will then come to the question asking who was a foreign resident.  If you select her name, then on the next screen you should see something that says the penalty has been waived. 

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For health coverage section, how to say in ttax, wife no insurance april to dec 2017, she's not yet in u.s. jan to mar 2017

Thank You TurboTaxVanessaIA
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