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chondaland
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Health Insurance coverage penalty foreigner with J-1 Intern visa

Hi,

I did a 6 month internship in the US from July to December 2015. I had a J-1 Intern visa and a 6 month health insurance coverage (it was mandatory with the visa). Is it normal that I have to pay penalties for the months between January to June 2015 (due to the fact that I didn't have health insurance coverage at that time) although I wasn't yet working/living in the US at this time (I arrived in July to start the internship) ?
Also, I have a permanent health insurance coverage in France, where I come from. Does it change anything ?
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bine22
Level 7

Health Insurance coverage penalty foreigner with J-1 Intern visa

On J1 for interns you are a non-resident alien for the first 2 calendar years and would need to file form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ plus form 8843. These are not supported by Turbotax.

AS a non-resident alien you are not subject to the healthcare penalty.

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bine22
Level 7

Health Insurance coverage penalty foreigner with J-1 Intern visa

On J1 for interns you are a non-resident alien for the first 2 calendar years and would need to file form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ plus form 8843. These are not supported by Turbotax.

AS a non-resident alien you are not subject to the healthcare penalty.

aditi741997
New Member

Health Insurance coverage penalty foreigner with J-1 Intern visa

Can these forms be filled on some other e-filing tool?
chondaland
New Member

Health Insurance coverage penalty foreigner with J-1 Intern visa

Great, thanks for the quick answer !!


Best,


Barthelemy

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