I heard yesterday on the news that $500 million has been appropriated to hire 4000 new Internal Revenue agents to implement the new health care bill. Why is this necessary? Does anybody get the connection? If so, please explain it to me.
Answer by Mom2Just1Kiddo at 11:27 AM on Apr. 11, 2012
Since the penalty for not buying health insurance is a tax .... ehem, errrr a "penalty that is collected as a tax," then they need their "taxing police force" to enforce such a law.
Answer by -Eilish- at 11:30 AM on Apr. 11, 2012
You know, that fee that isn't a tax except when Obama wants to call it a tax. :) Answer by Mom2Just1Kiddo
LOL, or the talking heads that were defending it to the SCOTUS. They couldn't decide if it was a tax or a fee. How funny.
For those that make enough money to not qualify for subsidies to purchase a plan, the IRS is there to make sure that you did purchase a plan and if you didn't they will deduct it from your returns. If you do not do your withholdings so that you get a return (thus not providing an interest free loan to the govt. for several months per year), and you willfully refuse to purchase a plan, they will fine you additional $$ and if you still do not comply the bill states that you can be jailed. Seems like you would be under duress to enter a contract under those conditions. Hmmm.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:33 AM on Apr. 11, 2012
More wasteful spending?
Answer by amazinggrace83 at 11:14 AM on Apr. 11, 2012
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:25 PM on Apr. 11, 2012
Answer by Dardenella at 3:14 PM on Apr. 11, 2012
Answer by NotPanicking at 3:24 PM on Apr. 11, 2012