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Subject:  Re: Safe Harbor State of California Date:  7/16/2013  9:21 AM
Author:  TMFPMarti Number:  118873 of 121572

ACA/Obamacare. Say you don't chose to participate or your current health coverage doesn't qualify (we might fall into the later catagory), the only way the IRS can currently enforce the penalty is to withhold it from your tax refund.

At the risk of starting something that more properly belongs in the Land of the Unmedicated, a/k/a Political Asylum, the erstwhile tax collector in me must point out that the fact that the IRS can't make you pay doesn't change the fact that legally you owe it. Choosing not to pay because they can't make you is no different from playing audit roulette because, after all, how are they going to catch me?

Phil
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