When we received our tax packages, we found in the bill an "ACA surcharge" of $100 for each of us. We asked about it and we were told by this new tax guy that he had to create a huge, complicated spreadsheet to respond to the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. Further, his assistant had to take eight hours of courses to learn about the ACA and all of his clients were being charged this same $100.I use TaxAct for my taxes, not a paid personal tax preparer. They did not charge $100 more for the program this year, but about $18 total, which is about the same as last year.My former employer pays United Health Care for my medical insurance and for my prescription plan. The only thing I dislike is that I must pay $12.10 a month from my Social Security for Prescription Drug coverage even though my former employer already pays for my prescription drug coverage. I called the IRS and they say I must pay that even though I do not have Medicare part D.
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