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amanda_ray2008
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How do I enter in that I have done a health care sharing ministry for 2017? I would really like to do that but it will not let me at all.

I am not asked if they had any situations that qualify for penalty.
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KittyM
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How do I enter in that I have done a health care sharing ministry for 2017? I would really like to do that but it will not let me at all.

A "Health Care Sharing Ministry" is an exemption from the requirement to have health insurance, but is not considered health insurance itself.  

When you click on the "Health Insurance" tab at the top of your TurboTax software, you will choose the radio button for "None of us had it at any point" and choose Continue. Then you will be able to choose "Health care sharing ministry member"  under the heading "Wasn't required to get insurance."

If some members of your family had Health Care Sharing and some didn't, this same screen will come up after you select "I'll pick who had it and which months."  First you will see a screen to choose the months of coverage, and the next screen will offer the exemptions.

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KittyM
Level 2

How do I enter in that I have done a health care sharing ministry for 2017? I would really like to do that but it will not let me at all.

A "Health Care Sharing Ministry" is an exemption from the requirement to have health insurance, but is not considered health insurance itself.  

When you click on the "Health Insurance" tab at the top of your TurboTax software, you will choose the radio button for "None of us had it at any point" and choose Continue. Then you will be able to choose "Health care sharing ministry member"  under the heading "Wasn't required to get insurance."

If some members of your family had Health Care Sharing and some didn't, this same screen will come up after you select "I'll pick who had it and which months."  First you will see a screen to choose the months of coverage, and the next screen will offer the exemptions.

amanda_ray2008
New Member

How do I enter in that I have done a health care sharing ministry for 2017? I would really like to do that but it will not let me at all.

I did the I'll pick who had it and which months and filled that out.  My next screen just says based on our situation the penalty has been waived.  Our current situation was the same last year and I would really like to be able to put in that I am a health care sharing ministry member.
KittyM
Level 2

How do I enter in that I have done a health care sharing ministry for 2017? I would really like to do that but it will not let me at all.

Were all your family members in the sharing ministry for the whole year?  If so, choose "None of us had it at any point" and continue.  Then you will be able to choose "Health care sharing ministry member"  under the heading "Wasn't required to get insurance."
KittyM
Level 2

How do I enter in that I have done a health care sharing ministry for 2017? I would really like to do that but it will not let me at all.

Remember, a health care sharing ministry is NOT insurance, so you did not have insurance if you were covered by a health care sharing ministry for the full year.
TaxGuyBill
Level 9

How do I enter in that I have done a health care sharing ministry for 2017? I would really like to do that but it will not let me at all.

If it is saying your penalty has been waived, I suspect that you qualify for another penalty exemption that TurboTax automatically gave you.

When you print out your tax return (or look at the PDF), look for Form 8965.  On that Form, is box 7 checked?  Is there information in Part 3 of the form, and if so, what is in column "C"?
amanda_ray2008
New Member

How do I enter in that I have done a health care sharing ministry for 2017? I would really like to do that but it will not let me at all.

No box 7 is not checked.  And it put a check mark for me having a full year of coverage which is wrong.  Turbo Tax is not letting me enter in my information for this and it's frustrating.
amanda_ray2008
New Member

How do I enter in that I have done a health care sharing ministry for 2017? I would really like to do that but it will not let me at all.

Never mind I figured it out.  Sorry.  Column C is listed as G for our whole household.  My husband and 2 children have insurance and I am apart of a health care sharing ministry.
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