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ksl5624
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I am a foreign and have J-1 visa since July. 2016. Where do I mark "Did you have a situation that waives the tax penalty for being uninsured? "

because i am legal resident with J-1 VISA & health insurance since July 2017. How can I tell about this?
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DS30
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I am a foreign and have J-1 visa since July. 2016. Where do I mark "Did you have a situation that waives the tax penalty for being uninsured? "

If you are on a J-1 visa, you will be exempt from the Substantial Presence Test for the first 2 (if non-student) or 5 (if student) calendar years that you are in the US. This means that you are considered a non-resident aliens for US tax purposes.

You will need to file a Form 1040NR to report your US source income. TurboTax does not support Form 1040NR. You may want to try https://www.sprintax.com/ which is specifically designed to help international student nonresident aliens with their US tax returns.

Click this link for more information from the IRS on US Tax Guide for Aliens

Additionally, nonresident aliens are not required to have minimum coverage under the ACA/Obamacare requirements.

See this link for more information   ACA - Individual Shared Responsibility Provision – Exemptions: Claiming or Reporting

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DS30
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I am a foreign and have J-1 visa since July. 2016. Where do I mark "Did you have a situation that waives the tax penalty for being uninsured? "

If you are on a J-1 visa, you will be exempt from the Substantial Presence Test for the first 2 (if non-student) or 5 (if student) calendar years that you are in the US. This means that you are considered a non-resident aliens for US tax purposes.

You will need to file a Form 1040NR to report your US source income. TurboTax does not support Form 1040NR. You may want to try https://www.sprintax.com/ which is specifically designed to help international student nonresident aliens with their US tax returns.

Click this link for more information from the IRS on US Tax Guide for Aliens

Additionally, nonresident aliens are not required to have minimum coverage under the ACA/Obamacare requirements.

See this link for more information   ACA - Individual Shared Responsibility Provision – Exemptions: Claiming or Reporting

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