Best Answer: "I really don't care" is lying to you. You will pay the penalty, and it WILL be enforced by the IRS.
Believe that is yet to be determined. The rulemakers will come up with a way to not tax you but fine you. As to the other taxes involved and the results for the working man, I received this e-mail today.
2011 W-2 Tax Forms and HR3590
I contacted my Congressman about House bill HR 3590, the health care bill. I asked for a summary of changes.
The Aid directed me to go to www: thomas.gov<>;http://thomas.gov/>; ; enter HR 3590 in the search box and look for summaries.
Starting in 2011 (next year folks) your W-2 tax form sent by your employer will be increased to show the value of whatever health insurance you are given by the company. It does not matter if that's a private concern or Governmental body of some sort.
If you're retired? So what; your gross WILL go up by the amount of insurance you get.
You will be required to pay taxes on a large sum of money that you have never seen.
Take your tax form you just finished and
see what $15,000 or $20,000 additional gross does to your tax debt. That's what you'll pay next year.
For many it also puts you into a new higher bracket so it's even worse.
This is how the government is going to buy insurance for 15 % that don't have insurance and it's only part of the tax increases.
Not believing this I researched the summaries and here's what I'm reading: On page 25 of 29: TITLE IX REVENUE PROVISIONS- SUBTITLE A: REVENUE OFFSET PROVISIONS - (sec. 9001, as modified by sec. 10901) Sec.9002. "requires employers to include in the W-2 form of each employee the aggregate cost of applicable employer sponsored group health coverage that is excludable from the employee's gross income."
Joan Pryde is the senior tax editor for the Kiplinger letters. Go to Kiplinger's and read about 13 tax changes that could affect you. Number 3 is what I just told you about.
Why am I sending you this? The same reason I hope you forward this to every single person in your address book. People have the right to know the truth because an election is coming in November and we need to vote in Conservatives that will repel this horrid law! SD