TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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Health Insurance: TurboTax Calculating Penalty When Household Income Is Less Than 138% Of Poverty Line

In some cases, TurboTax is calculating a penalty when your household income is less than 138% of the federal poverty line and you live in a state that did not participate in the Medicaid expansion.

 

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TurboTax will not automatically apply the exemption to dependents. If you have dependents on your return that qualify for the medicaid gap exemption follow the steps below.

  • Select your coverage on the Did you have health insurance coverage in 2015? screen
  • On the Did anyone have a situation that waives the tax penalty for being uninsured? check the Plans through work were not affordable box, Continue
  • Select all twelve months for the dependent(s) who qualified for the medicaid gap exemption and Continue

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